Eminent Domain


Condemnation; bona fide effort to purchase. Provides that a condemnor's bona fide effort to purchase a property shall include a written statement to the owner which explains the factual basis for the condemnor's offer.
Patron - Mims

Carried Over

Attorneys' fees in condemnation actions. Provides that in a condemnation action, if the amount of the award of just compensation is greater than the amount offered by the petitioner as part of a bona fide effort to purchase the property, the court may award attorneys' fees, court and other reasonable costs to the property owner.
Patron - Mims

Alternative appointment and oath of commissioners. Provides for alternative appointment and oath of condemnation commissioners when a county having a county manager form of government is the condemnor or the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner is the condemnor in (i) any county with the urban county executive form of government, or in a city adjacent to or completely surrounded by such a county, or in a county contiguous to any such county, or in a city adjacent to or completely surrounded by such a contiguous county, or in any town within such contiguous county, or (ii) any county having a population of between 200,000 and 220,000 as determined by the 1990 census. The bill sunsets on July 1, 2003.
Patron - Watkins