Legislation

Brandon Moffitt, March 26, 2013
Today, there was a significant change in Arkansas eminent domain law when it comes to condemnations by the Arkansas State Highway Commission. House Bill 1282 (now known as Act 502) sought to allow land owners to recover attorneys' fees, costs, and expenses if the landowner recovered more than ten percent (10%) above the Highway Commission's deposit in a condemnation case at trial.
Brandon Moffitt, March 6, 2013
Representative Kim Hammer's bill (now Act 290) to curtail the use of Eminent Domain by Property Owners' Improvement Districts has passed the Arkansas House and Senate. Essentially the new eminent domain law removes the ability for property owners' improvement districts to use eminent domain and condemnation to acquire rights-of-way outside of the district's boundaries.
Brandon Moffitt, February 12, 2013
Representative Kim Hammer (R) from Benton, Arkansas filed a bill to curtail the use of Eminent Domain law by Property Owners' Improvement Districts. Essentially the bill removes the ability for the Districts to use eminent domain and condemnation to acquire rights-of-way for the District.
Brandon Moffitt, January 17, 2013
A billed was filed today by Representative Nate Bell,to Amend Arkansas Eminent Domain Law. Essentially, the bill is a property owner protection amendment in response to the US Supreme Court's Kelo decision.

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