House Bill 579

Last Action 02/16/24: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to eminent domain.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1515
Sponsor M. Dossett
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 416.550 to require that before a condemnor exercises the right of eminent domain with regard to private property, the condemnor shall engage in good faith negotiations with the property owner, seek written consent from the property owner to make an audio or video recording of the good faith negotiations and to submit the recording to the Attorney General, refrain from making any materially false or misleading statements, and not enter into any legally binding agreement with the property owner until a survey of the property has been completed at the expense of the condemnor; provide that the recording of negotiations are subject to public inspection under the Kentucky Open Records Act; amend KRS 416.570 to require a condemnor to include with the verified petition, that it must file with the Circuit Court of jurisdiction, an affirmation that the condemnor has complied with the requirements of this Act.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts, Circuit - Eminent domain, verified petition for condemnation, requirements
Eminent Domain and Condemnation - Good faith negotiation, recordings, surveys, requirement
Property - Eminent domain, good faith negotiation, recordings, surveys, requirements
Public Records and Reports - Eminent domain, good faith negotiation, recordings, public inspection
Attorney General - Eminent domain, negotiation recordings, submission to the Attorney General


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  • to Committee on Committees (H)

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