Initiative #31 would amend the Mississippi Constitution to prohibit state and local government from taking private property by eminent domain and then conveying it to other persons or private businesses for a period of 10 years after acquisition. Exceptions from the prohibition include drainage and levee facilities, roads, bridges, ports, airports, common carriers, and utilities. The prohibition would not apply in certain situations, including public nuisance, structures unfit for human habitation, or abandoned property.
* This is the proposed ballot summary. Official summary will be updated once it is made available by the Secretary of State.
Should government be prohibited from taking private property by eminent domain and then transferring it to other persons?
* This is the proposed ballot text. Official text will be updated once it is made available by the Secretary of State.