Attorney General No.
SA2005RF0134 Amdt. #1-S
Secretary of State No.
Amends California Constitution to bar state and local governments from condemning or damaging private property, without the owner’s consent, for economic development, tax revenue, or other private use. Government must occupy condemned property or lease property to certain regulated entities. Defines just compensation. Prohibits deference to government in condemnation cases. Condemned private property must be offered for resale to prior owner at current fair market value if, within ten years, government abandons proposed condemnation’s objective. Exempts asset forfeiture following criminal conviction. Applies to condemnation actions pending or commenced after June 2005. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Unknown, potentially significant, changes in governmental costs to acquire property for public purposes. (SA2005RF0134, Amdt., #1-S.)
Tom McClintock, Jon Coupal, Chris Norby and Doug LaMalfa
Failed to Qualify
Government Acquisition of Private Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1202 (2006).