WPR News
8:22 am
Wed January 24, 2007

Wyoming House Debates New Eminent Domain Law

Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming may join other states that have changed their eminent domain laws. This happened after the U-S Supreme Court ruled that government can seize private property and turn it over to another private entity for commercial development.
The state House had its first debate on the measure. Representative Doug Samuelson says it's important to many.
He says there are few bad actors but some protections for property owners are necessary.
This bill puts in law the steps a public or private entity must go through to take private property.