NJ Panel Advances Bill To Modify Eminent Domain Laws

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 7:22 PM EST) -- A New Jersey Senate committee on Monday advanced a bill that would make it more difficult for municipalities to claim underutilized properties using eminent domain laws unless the property meets the definition of "blight."

The New Jersey Senate's Community and Urban Affairs Committee unanimously approved S2447, which would amend the state's Local Redevelopment and Housing Law in ways that would set a higher bar for municipalities looking to use eminent domain laws to claim underutilized properties as part of a redevelopment plan, and require municipalities to...
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