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Missouri General Assembly Eminent Domain Usage Amendment (2014)

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The Missouri General Assembly Eminent Domain Usage Amendment may appear on a 2014 election ballot in the state of Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment. This measure was filed twice by supporters.[1]

The two initiatives are geared toward the power of the Missouri General Assembly relating to eminent domain.

Both proposals would prohibit the assembly's implementation of eminent domain when trying to acquire land to resell if that land was unusable or unsanitary. Also, the measure would allow the assembly to require an owner of a poorly kept land to clean up said land. If that owner does not do so, the local government would then be allowed to pay for the abatement and impose a lien to recover the cost.

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

Path to the ballot

The supporting group has until May 4, 2014, to turn in the required amount of valid signatures. 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.

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