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2013 Senate Bill 5014: Limiting the power of eminent domain
Introduced by Sen. Don Benton (Vancouver) (R) on January 14, 2013
Prohibits state government from using the power of eminent domain to take private land or property unless it is to be used for the construction of a public use facility or the provision of a public service necessary for public health or safety.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on January 14, 2013
Amendment offered in the Senate on February 19, 2013
Clarifies that the scope of the use of eminent domain for the protection of health and safety or provision of public use facilities covered by the new chapter will include transportation and utility rights-of-way as well as transportation and utility corridors.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 19, 2013