NJ Senate Approves Bill To Standardize Eminent Domain

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Senate approved a bill Thursday 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," sending the legislation on to Gov. Chris Christie's desk.

The state Senate was one vote shy of unanimous approval of S. 2447, which would amend the state’s Local Redevelopment and Housing Law to set a higher bar for municipalities looking to use eminent domain laws to claim underutilized properties as part of a...
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