A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROTECT RURAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC LAND USE RIGHTS BY CLARIFYING THAT OWNERS OF BONA FIDE FARMS MAY FILE A CIVIL ACTION FOR A REGULATORY TAKING IF THE OWNER CAN NO LONGER USE THE LAND FOR A BONA FIDE FARM USE.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends proposed GS 40A-52 to provide that if the property owner prevails in an action instituted under (a) of the statute and is awarded compensation for the lost use of the property, the court must award reasonable attorneys' fees and costs to the property owner.
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