Friday, October 21, 2005

FW: Text of H.R. 3135

This, just in,  is what is proposed now in the USA to deal with its version of the "land grab" law. So much simpler than the nonsense going on here in Valencia!
CVS

From: Christina Walsh [mailto:cwalsh@ij.org]
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:35 PM
To: IJ Distribution
Subject: Text of H.R. 3135

Friends,

 

  Here is the text of the bill:

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3135

To protect private property rights.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 30, 2005

Mr. SENSENBRENNER (for himself, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. DELAY, Mr. BLUNT, Ms. WATERS, Mr. COBLE, Mr. SMITH of Texas, Mr. GALLEGLY, Mr. GOODLATTE, Mr. CHABOT, Mr. DANIEL E. LUNGREN of California, Mr. JENKINS, Mr. CANNON, Mr. BACHUS, Mr. HOSTETTLER, Mr. FLAKE, Mr. PENCE, Mr. FORBES, Mr. KING of Iowa, Mr. FEENEY, Mr. ISSA, Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. GOHMERT, Mr. ADERHOLT, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mrs. BIGGERT, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. BONILLA, Mrs. BONO, Mr. BRADLEY of New Hampshire, Mr. BUYER, Mr. DAVIS of Tennessee, Mr. DEFAZIO, Mr. DOOLITTLE, Mrs. DRAKE, Mrs. EMERSON, Mr. FOSSELLA, Ms. FOXX, Mr. GIBBONS, Mr. GRAVES, Ms. HARRIS, Mr. HAYWORTH, Mr. HERGER, Ms. HERSETH, Mrs. JOHNSON of Connecticut, Mr. JONES of North Carolina, Mr. KIRK, Mr. KLINE, Mr. MACK, Mr. MCCAUL of Texas, Mr. MCCOTTER, Miss MCMORRIS, Mrs. MYRICK, Mr. NEUGEBAUER, Mr. NORWOOD, Mr. OTTER, Mr. PETERSON of Pennsylvania, Mr. POMBO, Mr. RAMSTAD, Mr. RYUN of Kansas, Mr. SIMPSON, Mr. TAYLOR of North Carolina, Mr. TIAHRT, Mr. WALDEN of Oregon, Mr. CRENSHAW, Mr. BURGESS, Mr. BONNER, Mr. POE, Mr. HEFLEY, Mr. KENNEDY of Minnesota, Mr. RADANOVICH, Mrs. MILLER of Michigan, Mr. SHIMKUS, Mr. FILNER, Mr. GINGREY, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. REICHERT, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Mr. BROWN of South Carolina, Mr. WESTMORELAND, Mr. SODREL, Ms. GINNY BROWN-WAITE of Florida, Mr. GILLMOR, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Mr. WILSON of South Carolina, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Mr. OSBORNE, Mr. PEARCE, Mrs. JO ANN DAVIS of Virginia, Mrs. BLACKBURN, and Mr. PRICE of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

  _____ 

A BILL

To protect private property rights.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.


This Act may be cited as the `Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2005'.


SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON EMINENT DOMAIN ABUSE BY STATES.


(a) In General- No State or any political subdivision of a State shall use economic development as a reason for exercising its power of eminent domain if Federal funds would contribute in any way to--

    (1) the project for which the State's or political subdivision's power of eminent domain is exercised; or

    (2) the exercise and enforcement of the eminent domain power over that project.

(b) Ineligibility for Federal Funds- A violation of subsection (a) renders such State or political subdivision ineligible for any Federal funds described in that subsection and any Federal agency charged with distributing those funds shall withhold them.


SEC. 3. PROHIBITION ON EMINENT DOMAIN ABUSE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.


The Federal Government or any authority of the Federal Government shall not use economic development as a reason for exercising its power of eminent domain.


SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS.


In this Act the following definitions apply:

    (1) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- The term `economic development' means any activity, including increasing tax revenue, other than making private property available in substantial part for use by the general public or by an entity that makes the property available for use by the general public, or as a public facility, or to remove harmful effects.

    (2) STATE- The term `State' means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any other territory or possession of the United States.

END



Christina Walsh
Assistant Castle Coalition Coordinator
Institute for Justice
(202) 955-1300
www.ij.org
www.castlecoalition.org


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     -----Original Message-----
    From:   Christina Walsh 
    Sent:   Thursday, October 20, 2005 11:44 AM
    To:     IJ Distribution
    Subject:        U.S. House Considers Eminent Domain Reform

    Dear Friends,

    Very soon, the House Committee on the Judiciary will mark-up H.R. 3135, Congressman Sensenbrenner's "Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2005"  This bill would respond to Kelo by withdrawing federal funds that support the use of eminent domain for private development. A mark-up is the time that language may be added or changed, so the Committee will be looking at issues like whether federal funds should be withdrawn from projects or from cities that take property for private development and also under what circumstances to allow federal funds to be used for eminent domain (utilities, blight, etc.?).

    This is a wonderful opportunity for you to make your voice heard. We encourage you to call, write or visit members of the House Judiciary Committee and share your concerns about eminent domain abuse. Rarely does a Supreme Court decision generate such uniform and widespread outrage. Americans understand just how threatening the Court's decision in Kelo is for ordinary home and small business owners everywhere. Seize this momentum to make a difference at home and nationwide.

    Below you will find contact information for all of the members of the House Committee on the Judiciary. Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Best,

    Christina Walsh
    Assistant Castle Coalition Coordinator
    Institute for Justice


    Contact information:

    Hon. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.
    Chariman, House Judiciary Committee
    2449 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-5101

    Website <http://www.house.gov/sensenbrenner/>

    Honorable John Conyers, Jr.
    Ranking Member, House Judiciary Committee
    2449 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-5101

    Website <http://www.house.gov/conyers/>

    Honorable Henry J. Hyde
    2110 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-4561

    Website <http://www.house.gov/hyde/>

    Honorable Howard Coble
    2468 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515-3306
    (202) 225-3065

    Website <http://coble.house.gov/>

    Honorable Lamar S. Smith
    2184 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-4236
    Website <http://lamarsmith.house.gov>

    Honorable Elton Gallegly
    2427 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515-0523
    (202) 225-5811
    Website <http://www.house.gov/gallegly>

    Honorable Bob Goodlatte
    2240 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-5431
    Website <http://www.house.gov/goodlatte/>

    Honorable Steve Chabot
    129 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    (202) 225-2216
    Website <http://www.house.gov/chabot/>

    Hon. Daniel Lungren
    2448 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515

    Website <http://www.house.gov/lungren/>


    Honorable William L. Jenkins
    1207 Longworth Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-6356
    Website <http://www.house.gov/jenkins/>

    Honorable Chris Cannon
    2436 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-7751
    Website <http://chriscannon.house.gov/>

    Honorable Spencer Bachus
    442 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    202 225-4921
    Website <http://bachus.house.gov/NR/exeres/537B8A60-5856-4086-9AC1-FED8E20C1249.htm>

    Hon. Robert Inglis
    330 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-6030
    Website <http://www.house.gov/inglis/>

    Honorable John N. Hostettler
    1214 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-4636
    Website <http://www.house.gov/hostettler/>

    Honorable Mark Green
    1314 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-5665
    Website <http://www.house.gov/markgreen/>

    Honorable Ric Keller
    419 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-2176
    Website <http://keller.house.gov/>

    Hon. Darrell Issa
    211 Cannon House Office Bldg.
    Washington, DC 20515
    Website <http://www.issa.house.gov/>

    Honorable Jeff Flake
    424 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515-0301
    (202) 225-2635
    Website <http://www.house.gov/flake/>

    Honorable Mike Pence
    426 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-3021
    Website <http://mikepence.house.gov/>

    Honorable J. Randy Forbes
    307 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-6365
    Website <http://www.house.gov/forbes/>

    Honorable Steve King
    1432 Longworth Office Building
    Washington DC 20515
    (202) 225-4426
    Website <http://www.house.gov/steveking/>

    Honorable Tom Feeney
    323 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington DC 20515
    (202) 225-2706
    Website <http://www.house.gov/feeney/>

    Hon. Trent Franks
    1237 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Website <http://www.house.gov/franks/>

    Hon. Louie Gohmert
    508 Cannon House Bldg.
    Washington, DC 20515

    Website <http://www.house.gov/gohmert/>

    Honorable Howard L. Berman
    2221 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    (202) 225-4695
    Website <http://www.house.gov/berman/>

    Honorable Rick Boucher
    2187 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-3861
    Website <http://www.house.gov/boucher/>

    Honorable Jerrold Nadler
    2334 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    202-225-5635
    Website <http://www.house.gov/nadler/>

    Honorable Robert C. Scott
    1201 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-8351
    Website <http://www.house.gov/scott/>

    Honorable Melvin L. Watt
    2236 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-1510
    Website <http://www.house.gov/watt/>

    Honorable Zoe Lofgren
    102 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-3072
    Website <http://www.house.gov/lofgren/>

    Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee
    2435 Rayburn Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-3816
    Website <http://www.jacksonlee.house.gov/>

    Honorable Maxine Waters
    2344 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-2201
    Website <http://www.house.gov/waters/>

    Honorable Martin T. Meehan
    2229 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-3411
    Website <http://www.house.gov/meehan/>

    Honorable William D. Delahunt
    2454 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-3111
    Website <http://www.house.gov/delahunt/>

    Honorable Robert Wexler
    213 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-3001
    Website <http://www.house.gov/wexler/>

    Honorable Anthony Weiner
    1122 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington DC 20515
    (202) 225-6616
    Website <http://www.house.gov/weiner/>

    Honorable Adam Schiff
    326 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington D.C. 20515
    (202) 225-4176
    Website <http://www.house.gov/schiff/>

    Honorable Linda T. Sanchez
    1007 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-6676
    Website <http://www.lindasanchez.house.gov/>

    Hon. Chris Van Hollen
    1419 Longwoth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515

    Website <http://www.house.gov/vanhollen/>

    Hon. Wasserman Schultz
    118 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-7931

    Website <http://www.house.gov/schultz/>


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