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Missouri Eminent Domain Restriction Amendment (2014)

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The Missouri Eminent Domain Restriction Amendment did not appear on a November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment. This measure was filed twice by supporters.[1]

The initiatives would have restricted the use of eminent domain in the state by allowing only governing entities to use the process of eminent domain for public use, while still giving reasonable compensation and allowing original owners of land to repurchase property if it is not in use within five years. The measure would have prohibited the use of eminent domain for private endeavors.[1]

Both petitions were submitted by Mr. Ron Calzone of Missouri Citizens for Property Rights.[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Missouri Constitution

The supporting group had until May 4, 2014 to turn in the required amount of valid signatures to the Missouri Secretary of State's office. Missouri law states that signatures must be obtained from registered voters equal to eight percent of the total votes cast in the 2012 governor's election from six of the state's eight congressional districts, meaning supporters must submit at least 157,788 valid signatures by the May deadline.

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