IN SB0340 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 7-1)
Status: Passed on March 18 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-18 - Public Law 80
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Private property matters. Requires a conveyance, a mortgage, or an instrument of writing to be recorded to be: (1) acknowledged by the grantor; and (2) proven before certain specified individuals; in certain instances. Requires the summons accompanying a complaint for condemnation to include language regarding the defendant's right to object to the condemnation within 30 days from the date notice is served. Requires a court to award reasonable costs and attorney's fees to a defendant whose objection to a complaint for condemnation is sustained. Caps the amount of attorney's fees a court may award if an objection to a condemnation is sustained at $25,000. Exempts a condemnation action brought by a public utility or by a pipeline company from the bill's provisions requiring a court to award a defendant in a condemnation action the defendant's reasonable costs and attorney's fees if the defendant's objections to the proceedings are sustained in the proceedings or upon appeal. Requires a municipality to provide notice by mail to affected owners, both residents and nonresidents of the municipality, of a condemnation. Permits an affected owner to file an objection that a municipality does not have the right to exercise the power of eminent domain for the use sought. Amends the time for a remonstrance hearing for a municipal condemnation and the defendant's right to judicial review of the decision made at the hearing to 30 days. (Current law requires a remonstrance hearing to be set no less than 10 days after notice and the defendant to appeal the decision within 20 days.) Provides parties the right to appeal a court's judgment in the judicial review of a municipal condemnation. Revises the statute allowing a municipality to condemn property for economic development to require a 3/4 affirmative vote of the municipality's legislative body to exercise the power of eminent domain. (Current law requires a 2/3 affirmative vote of the municipality's legislative body.) Allows a property owner to challenge a condemnation for economic development purposes by providing clear and convincing evidence that the owner's parcel is not necessary for the project.

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Private property matters.


Roll Calls

2020-03-10 - Senate - Senate - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 41 N: 7 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-10 - House - House - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 94 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2020-03-02 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 62 N: 31 NV: 0 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2020-02-27 - House - House - Amendment #1 (Shackleford) failed (Y: 28 N: 62 NV: 3 Abs: 7) [FAIL]
2020-02-24 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 9 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-01-28 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 43 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-22 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 9 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-18SenatePublic Law 80
2020-03-18SenateSigned by the Governor
2020-03-18SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2020-03-16HouseSigned by the Speaker
2020-03-12SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2020-03-10HouseRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 364: yeas 94, nays 0
2020-03-10SenateRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 359: yeas 41, nays 7
2020-03-10HouseCCR # 1 filed in the House
2020-03-10SenateCCR # 1 filed in the Senate
2020-03-04HouseHouse advisors appointed: Sherman, Manning, DeLaney and Pierce
2020-03-04HouseHouse conferees appointed: Wolkins and Bauer
2020-03-03SenateSenate advisors appointed: Koch, Randolph Lonnie M, Buck and Mrvan
2020-03-03SenateSenate conferees appointed: Spartz and Taylor G
2020-03-03SenateSenate dissented from House amendments
2020-03-03SenateMotion to dissent filed
2020-03-03HouseReturned to the Senate with amendments
2020-03-02HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 262: yeas 62, nays 31
2020-02-27HouseRepresentative Manning added as cosponsor
2020-02-27HouseAmendment #1 (Shackleford) failed; Roll Call 230: yeas 28, nays 62
2020-02-27HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2020-02-25HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2020-02-10HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary
2020-01-29SenateReferred to the House
2020-01-28SenateSenator Randolph added as coauthor
2020-01-28SenateSenator Rogers added as coauthor
2020-01-28SenateSenator Raatz added as coauthor
2020-01-28SenateSenator Buck added as coauthor
2020-01-28SenateHouse sponsor: Representative Wolkins
2020-01-28SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 85: yeas 43, nays 7
2020-01-27SenateSenator Koch added as second author
2020-01-27SenateAmendment #1 (Spartz) prevailed; voice vote
2020-01-27SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2020-01-23SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2020-01-13SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary
2020-01-13SenateAuthored by Senator Spartz

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