During this year’s legislative session, lawmakers and Gov. Steve Bullock put the interests of landowners ahead of the corporations that condemn property for private, for-profit purposes when they passed HB 417, a bill that helps restore some fairness in the eminent domain process.
It was sponsored by Rep. Kelly Flynn, R-Townsend.
While Montana’s property owners are eager to build our state’s economy (most are business owners themselves), I believe that the power of eminent domain should only be used for public projects that advance the public good. The process should be fair, and landowners should receive just compensation for the property taken.
HB 417 makes the condemnation process more fair by requiring that the entity condemning the Continue reading >>> Landowners win with HB 417