A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA TO PROTECT THOSE WHOSE PROPERTY IS BEING TAKEN BY EMINENT DOMAIN BY PROVIDING THAT WHEN A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONDEMNOR IS NOT AN ELECTED BOARD, A MAJORITY OF THE ELECTED BOARDS APPOINTING IT MUST APPROVE FILING OF THE CONDEMNATION ACTION.
Subject to approval by voters at the statewide election on November 4, 2014, amends Article 1 of the NC Constitution by adding Section 19.1. Provides that if the General Assembly authorizes by law the exercise of the power of eminent domain by any local government subdivision, and the governing body of that entity is not composed entirely of elected persons (other than those appointed to fill vacancies), then prior to commencement of any condemnation action, the action may be filed only if a majority of the members of that entity are appointed by boards consisting of elected officials and a majority of all the entities making appointments to that entity have approved initiation of the condemnation action.
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