Missouri Eminent Domain Restriction Amendment (2014)
|Voting on Eminent Domain|
|Not on ballot|
The initiatives would restrict 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 prohibit the use of eminent domain for private endeavors.
Both petitions were submitted by Mr. Ron Calzone of Missouri Citizens for Property Rights.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Missouri Constitution
The supporting group has 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.
State of Missouri
Jefferson City (capital)
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