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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Eminent domain. Prohibits the state or a political subdivision from transferring any interest in property acquired by eminent domain to another person for commercial use unless: (1) there is a substantial likelihood that the acquisition of the property will promote the opportunity for employment or create business opportunities; and (2) the property is in a blighted area. Defines "blighted area" as an area in which normal development and occupancy are undesirable or impossible due to: (1) deterioration; (2) obsolescence; (3) substandard structures; or (4) the vacancy or abandonment of a significant percentage of the property in the area.