HB 3; 3R - Eminent Domain

Would amend the state constitution to clarify the use of eminent domain allowed under state law. Specifies that state condemnation of private property can only be used for a public use, current law allows for current use of benefit. This bill also ensures payment for such property is just and to be determined by a jury. Civitas believes the conservative position is that the protection of private property rights is vital to civil society, and that eminent domain abuse infringes upon the property rights of individuals. The conservative vote is yes.