Eminent Domain Reform Bill Approved By NJ Senate Panel

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT) -- 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 a standard definition of “blight.”

The state Senate’s Budget and Appropriation Committee 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. To take such actions under the...
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