Michigan Eminent Domain Restriction Amendment, Proposal 4 (2006)
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The effects of Proposal 4 were to:
- Prohibit government from taking private property for transfer to another private individual or business for purposes of economic development or increasing tax revenue.
- Provide that if an individual’s principal residence is taken for public use, the individual must be compensated for at least 125% of property’s fair market value.
- Require government that takes a private property to demonstrate that the taking is for a public use; if taken to eliminate blight, require a higher standard of proof to demonstrate that the taking of that property is for a public use.
- Preserve existing rights of property owners.
|Proposal 4 (Eminent Domain)|
Official results via: The Michigan Secretary of the State
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy endorsed the measure. Their Senior Legal Analyst Patrick J. Wright said Proposal 4 was a "reasonable and significant restrictions on Michigan governments’ ability to use eminent domain to transfer property from one private owner to another."
The fiscal impact of land acquisition costs on state and local governmental entities from passage of Proposal 06-04 cannot be determined, because the number of purchases and the prices at which these purchases would occur are not known.
A Taxpayer’s Perspective from the National Taxpayers Union: The Save Our Homes Amendment (Proposal 06-4) would proscribe government eminent domain seizures that aren’t justified by clear purposes of general public benefit.
Below is information on the amount of funds raised for Proposal 2:
Contributions for Proposal 2:
|Protect Our Property Rights||$375,748|
|Prime Housing Group||$2,204|
- 2006 ballot measures
- Michigan 2006 ballot measures
- List of Michigan ballot measures
- Michigan State Senate
- Michigan House of Representatives
- Proposal 4 ballot language
- 2006 Official Election Results via the Michigan Secretary of the State
- Michigan House Fiscal Agency, Analysis of Proposals on the Ballot November 7, 2006
- ↑ List of Michigan constitutional amendment votes from 1966-2008
- ↑ Michigan House Fiscal Agency, Analysis of Proposals on the Ballot November 7, 2006
- ↑ Proposal 4 Would Place “Reasonable and Significant Restrictions” on Michigan’s Use of Eminent Domain, Mackinaw Center for Public Policy
- ↑ Proposal 4 Ballot Summary
- ↑ National Institute on Money in State Politics,"PROPOSAL 06-4: Restricting Eminent Domain & Regulatory Takings," retrieved August 27, 2009