Riley Will Sign Eminent Domain Bill
By Alabama Public Radio
Montgomery, AL – Governor Bob Riley expected to sign a piece of legislation Wednesday that will restrict governments from using their eminent domain powers for taking private property. The new law will prohibit city, county and state governments from using eminent domain to get private property for commercial, industrial, residential, retail or office use. Eminent domain could still be used to obtain property for roads or schools, however. Governor Riley plans to sign the legislation in the old House chamber at the state Capitol.