7/02/2006

Lynch signs eminent domain bill into law: Boston (MA) Globe, 6/27/06

[New Hampshire] Gov. John Lynch has signed a bill that provides citizens with meaningful protection against eminent domain for private profit.

While the bill continues to allow the use of eminent domain for the elimination of so-called "blight," it requires that an individual property, as opposed to an area, be "a menace to health and safety."

It's been a year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided an eminent domain case in Connecticut favoring a developer. Since then, 25 states have passed reforms and New Hampshire is one of a few states that will put a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot in November.


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