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Amends California Constitution to bar state and local governments from condemning or damaging private property for private projects, uses. Limits government's authority to adopt certain land use, housing, consumer, environmental and workplace regulations, unless regulations are adopted to preserve public health or safety, or comply with specified land use planning and property rights limits. Defines just compensation. Prohibits deference to government in property rights cases. Condemned private property must be offered for resale to prior owner at current fair market value if, within five years, government abandons proposed condemnation's objective. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Unknown, but potentially major costs for state and local governments to modify regulatory and other policies to conform to the measure's provisions. Unknown, potentially major changes in governmental costs to acquire property for public purposes. (SA2005RF0133.)
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Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1187 (2006).