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Thu February 22, 2007
Eminent Domain Law Makes It Through The Senate
By Renny MacKay
Cheyenne, WY – The bill reforming Wyoming's eminent domain law has made it through the Senate. The House has already passed the bill, so now the two chambers will have to find compromises on the differences between their proposals. The Landowners Association says it does not support one version of the bill over the other. The Stockgrower's Association prefers the House version because of the way it establishes the fair value of land that's being sought by government or a private company. Senate President John Schiffer says that will be the sticking point during negotiations. Schiffer is himself a rancher. He says this bill levels the playing field when a landowner is negotiating with government or industry over the price of the land.