Key Votes

SB 446 - Eminent Domain - Key Vote

Alabama Key Votes

Joseph Mitchell voted Nay (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

Read statements Joseph Mitchell made in this general time period.

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES THREE-FIFTHS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

Stage Details

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (24-1) -
Legislation - Conference Report Rejected (House) (54-25) - (Key vote)

Title: Eminent Domain

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the taking of land by eminent domain for other than actual public purpose. The bill specifically prohibits the taking of land by eminent domain for purposes of raising revenue or creating jobs. The bill also prohibits the taking of a non-blighted property located in a blighted area. The bill also specifies that eminent domain can still be used by the Alabama State Port Authority in the city of Mobile, by the state or political subdivisions for various public purposes and airport authorities if a project has been invested in by the Legislature.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (94-3) - (Key vote)

Title: Eminent Domain

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill proposing a constitutional amendment that prohibits the taking of land by eminent domain for other than actual public purpose. The bill specifically prohibits the taking of land by eminent domain for purposes of raising revenue or creating jobs. The bill also prohibits the taking of a non-blighted property located in a blighted area and allows fifteen years for the public agency to convert the property to a public purpose. Otherwise, the original owner may repurchase the condemned property from the public agency. Additionally, the bill provides compensation to an owner of blighted property and this property cannot be taken without the owners consent unless it is approved by a court of law. If any property is to be taken by eminent domain it is to "be valued at its highest and best use."

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Eminent Domain

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill proposing a constitutional amendment that prohibits taking land by eminent domain for other than actual public purpose. The bill specifically prohibits the taking of land by eminent domain for purposes of raising revenue or creating jobs. The bill also prohibits the taking of a non-blighted property located in a blighted area and allows fifteen years for the public agency to convert the property to a public purpose. Otherwise, the original owner may repurchase the condemned property from the public agency. Additionally, the bill provides compensation to an owner of blighted property and this property cannot be taken without the owners consent unless it is approved by a court of law.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Eminent Domain

Sponsors

  • Jim Preuitt (AL - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors