Bill Summary for H 30 (2021-2022)

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Jan 28 2021

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House Bill 30 (Local) Filed Thursday, January 28, 2021
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE TOWN OF SOUTHERN SHORES TO EXERCISE THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN FOR PURPOSES OF ENGAGING IN BEACH EROSION CONTROL AND FLOOD AND HURRICANE PROTECTION WORKS.
Intro. by Hanig.

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Amends GS 40A-3 to include the Town of Southern Shores among those counties and towns granted the power of eminent domain for 10 specified public use or benefit purposes, including (1) improving roads and sidewalks, (2) establishing or improving recreational facilities, (3) establishing drainage programs and programs to prevent obstructions to the natural flow of streams, creaks and natural water channels, and improving drainage facilities, and (4) engaging in building and improving beach erosion control or flood and hurricane protection works. Explicitly excludes the power to establish access for the public to public trust beaches and appurtenant parking areas.

Amends GS 40A-42 to include the Town of Southern Shores among those named local public condemnors to which title to the property specified in a complaint, together with the right of possession, vest in the condemnor upon the filing of the complaint and the making of deposit, when the Town acquires property by condemnation for four specified purposes, including (1) improving roads and sidewalks; (2) improving storm sewer and drainage systems and works, or sewer and septic tank lines and systems; (3) establishing drainage programs and programs to prevent obstructions to the natural flow of streams, creaks and natural water channels, and improving drainage facilities; and (4) engaging in building and improving beach erosion control or flood and hurricane protection works. 

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