H.R.4088 - Protect Our Homes Act

To impose limitations on the use of eminent domain for purposes of economic development. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To impose limitations on the use of eminent domain for purposes of economic development. as introduced.
  • Short: Protect Our Homes Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Protect Our Homes Act - Prohibits a federal, state, or local governmental entity from using the power of eminent domain to take private property for economic development purposes unless the entity meets specified conditions, including that: (1) the property constitutes a significant public

Official Summary

Protect Our Homes Act - Prohibits a federal, state, or local governmental entity from using the power of eminent domain to take private property for economic development purposes unless the entity meets specified conditions, including that:
(1) the property constitutes a significant public health or safety risk;
(2) the entity has examined all reasonable alternatives to the taking;
(3) the entity has provided notice of the taking and opportunity for public comment;
(4) the entity has provided just compensation for the property; and
(5) the entity has provided a process by which the affected community may petition to put the proposed development to a ballot initiative at the earliest practicable time.

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