Proposed S.B. No. 768
Session Year 2019
AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF EMINENT DOMAIN.
To (1) require state agencies to attempt to negotiate a purchase before they may take real property by eminent domain, (2) create an Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman, which shall have responsibilities including, but not limited to, arbitrating and mediating disputes between agencies and property owners, (3) require state agencies to pay the maximum benefits provided pursuant to the state and federal Uniform Relocation Assistance Acts, and (4) require the legislative body of a municipality in which an agency operates to vote separately to approve the acquisition of each parcel by purchase or condemnation.