Study; Power of eminent domain; public service companies. This resolution would have created a nine-member joint legislative subcommittee to examine the use of eminent domain powers by public service companies. The joint subcommittee was charged to examine (i) whether or not public policy still requires that public service companies be allowed to continue using the power of eminent domain to the same extent permitted in the past; (ii) whether suitable alternatives, such as increasing the use of existing poles and facilities, may exist; and (iii) the feasibility of placing authority at the appropriate level of government to offer better protection to the affected landowners from unnecessary or ill-advised condemnations. However, the resolution was passed by indefinitely in lieu of a letter from the Speaker to the House Corporations, Insurance and Banking Committee to conduct the study. Full text:
01/26/98 House: Presented & ordered printed 988090320 pdf
01/26/98 House: Presented & ordered printed 988090320
01/26/98 House: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/29/98 House: Assigned to Rules sub-committee: 3
02/16/98 House: Passed by indefinitely in Rules (15-Y 0-N)
02/16/98 House: Letter to House Comm. on Corporations, Insurance & Bank.