SB 63 Uniform Relocation Assistance Act.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Uniform Relocation Assistance Act. Makes the provisions of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1972 applicable to any (i) state agency; (ii) political subdivision; (iii) department, agency or instrumentality of any political subdivision; (iv) person who has the authority to acquire property by eminent domain under state law; or (v) two or more of the aforementioned, which carries out a project that causes people to be displaced. The Act currently applies to such entities if they are carrying out projects with federal or state financial assistance. The Act requires condemnors to, among other things, (i) make relocation payments to displaced persons; (ii) make every reasonable effort to acquire expeditiously real property by negotiation; (iii) appraise the property; (iv) offer to acquire the property for an amount not less than its appraised value; (v) give at least 90 days' written notice of the date by which the occupant is required to vacate the condemned property; and (vi) offer to acquire the entire property if the acquisition of part of a property would leave its owner with an uneconomic remnant. The bill also raises the $10,000 cap on payments for business relocation expenses to $25,000 for the condemnee's reasonable expenses necessarily incurred in reestablishing the displaced business or farm at its new site, in accordance with criteria established by the condemnor. The existing cap on payments for the dislocation of a business or farm, in lieu of actual relocation expenses, is raised from $20,000 to $50,000. An appraisal is not required for property acquired by a locality, public service corporation or municipal corporation if the assessment is less than $10,000. As introduced, this bill was a recommendation of the joint subcommittee studying eminent domain issues.

Full text:
01/12/00  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 003334468  pdf
01/18/00  Senate: Introduced bill reprinted 003334468  pdf
02/02/00  Senate: Committee substitute printed 005207468-S1  pdf
03/21/00  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB63ER)  pdf
05/03/00  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0851)  pdf

House amendments
House amendments engrossed
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01/12/00  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 003334468
01/12/00  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/00  Senate: Introduced bill reprinted 003334468
02/02/00  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/sub (15-Y 0-N)
02/02/00  Senate: Committee substitute printed 005207468-S1
02/03/00  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
02/03/00  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (37-Y 0-N)
02/04/00  Senate: Read second time
02/04/00  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/04/00  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 005207468-S1
02/04/00  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. 005207468-S1
02/07/00  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/07/00  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (37-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/07/00  Senate: Communicated to House
02/13/00  House: Placed on Calendar
02/13/00  House: Read first time
02/13/00  House: Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/18/00  House: Assigned to C. C. T. sub-committee: 3
02/29/00  House: Reported from C. C. T. with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
03/02/00  House: Read second time
03/03/00  House: Read third time
03/03/00  House: Committee amendments agreed to
03/03/00  House: Engrossed by House as amended
03/03/00  House: Passed House with amendments (Block Vote) (98-Y 0-N)
03/03/00  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/00  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
03/07/00  Senate: House amendment No. 1 rejected by Senate (1-Y 37-N 1-A)
03/07/00  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (1-Y 37-N 1-A)
03/07/00  Senate: House amendments No. 2-4 agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N 1-A
03/07/00  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/08/00  House: House insisted on amendments
03/08/00  House: House requested conference committee
03/09/00  Senate: Senate acceded to request (37-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/09/00  Senate: VOTE: ACCEDE CONF. COMM. (37-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/09/00  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/00  Senate: Senators: Marye, Norment, Colgan
03/09/00  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/09/00  House: Delegates: Jackson, Griffith, Shuler
03/10/00  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
03/10/00  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/10/00  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT (37-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/10/00  Conference: House amendments rejected by conference committee
03/10/00  Conference: Amended by conference committee
03/10/00  House: Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 0-N)
03/10/00  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N)
03/21/00  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB63ER)
03/23/00  Senate: Enrolled
03/24/00  House: Signed by Speaker
03/25/00  Senate: Signed by President
04/09/00  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 851 (effective 7/1/00)
05/03/00  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0851)