Summary as introduced:
Housing authority law; definition of public use. Defines, for the purposes of housing authority law, "public use" to mean the possession, occupation, and enjoyment of land by the public at large, or by public agencies. The bill provides that to ensure the protection of the rights of private property owners, the government shall not seize land from a property owner and turn it over to another on vague grounds of public benefit to spring from the more profitable use to which the latter may devote it. The benefiting of a private entity, whether by acquisition, purchase, or leaseback shall not constitute a public use.
01/14/04 House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 041753296 pdf
01/14/04 House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 041753296
01/14/04 House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/04 House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 1
02/12/04 House: Continued to 2005 in General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
12/10/04 House: Left in General Laws