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Comments from Bill Callegari

Our laws allowing local governments to condemn slums or blighted property were written at a time when big government urban renewal programs were acceptable solutions to urban decay. Left intact, these laws allow for the unfair, wholesale abridgement of private property rights, especially of those property owners who worked to keep their property in good shape. This bill corrects that problem, and protects those who maintain a pride of ownership in their property while allowing local governments the reasonable latitude to condemn specific properties that are a safety hazard.

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Introduced and referred to committee on House Land and Resource Management
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