HJ 693 Constitutional amendment; taking or damaging of private property for public use (first reference).
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); taking or damaging of private property; public use. Revises the prohibition on the enactment by the General Assembly of laws whereby private property may be taken or damaged. An existing provision authorizing the General Assembly to define what constitutes a public use is removed. The proposed amendment provides that private property can be taken or damaged only for a public use, only with just compensation to the owner, and only so much taken as is necessary for the public use. Just compensation must equal or exceed the value of the property taken, lost profits and lost access, and damages to the residue caused by the taking. A public service company, public service corporation, or railroad exercises the power of eminent domain for public use when such exercise is for the authorized provision of utility, common carrier, or railroad services. In all other cases, a taking or damaging of private property is not for public use if the primary use is for private gain, private benefit, private enterprise, increasing jobs, increasing tax revenue, or economic development, except for the elimination of a public nuisance existing on the property. The condemnor bears the burden of proving that the use is public, without a presumption that it is. This resolution incorporates HJR 498, HJR 515, and HJR 647.

Full text:
01/17/11  House: Presented and ordered printed 11103856D  pdf
02/04/11  House: Committee substitute printed 11105102D-H1  pdf
02/15/11  Senate: Committee substitute printed 11105382D-S1  pdf
03/03/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ693ER)  pdf
03/28/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0757)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed
Senate amendments rejected

Status:
01/17/11  House: Presented and ordered printed 11103856D
01/17/11  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/04/11  House: Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (17-Y 2-N)
02/04/11  House: Committee substitute printed 11105102D-H1
02/04/11  House: Incorporates HJ647
02/04/11  House: Incorporates HJ515
02/04/11  House: Incorporates HJ498
02/07/11  House: Passed by for the day
02/08/11  House: Taken up
02/08/11  House: Committee substitute agreed to 11105102D-H1
02/08/11  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ693H1
02/08/11  House: Agreed to by House (81-Y 18-N)
02/08/11  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (81-Y 18-N)
02/09/11  Senate: Reading waived
02/09/11  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/15/11  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (8-Y 7-N)
02/15/11  Senate: Committee substitute printed 11105382D-S1
02/17/11  Senate: Reading waived (39-Y 0-N)
02/18/11  Senate: Read third time
02/18/11  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/21/11  Senate: Read third time
02/21/11  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/22/11  Senate: Read third time
02/22/11  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/22/11  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 11105382D-S1
02/22/11  Senate: Amendment #1 by Senator Watkins withdrawn
02/22/11  Senate: Amendments #1, #2 and #3 by Senator Newman withdrawn
02/22/11  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/22/11  Senate: Amendments #2 and #3 by Senator Watkins agreed to
02/22/11  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments HJ693S1
02/22/11  Senate: Agreed to by Senate with substitute with amendments (31-Y 8-N)
02/22/11  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/11  Senate: Agreed to by Senate with substitute with amendments (35-Y 5-N)
02/22/11  House: Placed on Calendar
02/23/11  House: Senate substitute with amendments agreed to by House 11105382D-S1 (83-Y 15-N)
02/23/11  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (83-Y 15-N)
03/03/11  House: Enrolled
03/03/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ693ER)
03/03/11  House: Signed by Speaker
03/04/11  Senate: Signed by President
03/28/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0757)
03/31/11  House: Assigned Chapter 757 (effective - see bill)