The Missouri Farm Bureau says the Missouri House of Representatives bowed to economic developers last week when they passed legislation regarding eminent domain. Kathryn Buschman has more from the state Capitol.
The Missouri Farm Bureau says the legislation passed by the House last week aimed at limiting the use of eminent domain in the state did not take into account the call of private property owners to stop the government and private entities from taking their land. Leslie Holloway, director of state and local governmental affairs of the Farm Bureau says they wanted more restrictive bill passed.
Earlier land owner notification and more opportunities for owners to participate in the eminent domain process are two of the amendments the bureau was hoping would make it on to the bill. From the state Capitol I'm Kathryn Buschman
The Missouri Farm Bureau says economic developers over-shadowered landowners rights when the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at limiting eminent domain in the state. Kathryn Buschman has more from Jefferson City.
The bureau says the bill passed by the House of Representatives is watered down from the original version and does not do enough to protect home owners. Linda Holloway, director of state and local governmental affairs says business groups needs overshadowed those of home owners.
Holloway says the bureau will now focus on the Senate in hopes of a more restrictive eminent domain reform. From Jefferson City, I'm Kathryn Buschman
The Missouri Farm Bureau is unhappy with eminent domain legislation passed by the House of Representatives. Kathryn Buschman has more the state Capitol.
Holloway says that the bureau will now focus on key senators in hopes to getting the Senate to pass a more restrictive bill on eminent domain. From the state Capitol, I'm Kathryn Buschman.
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