From Thom Tillis Press Release:
"The North Carolina HouseReaders may recall the New London Connecticut case where the SCOTUS ruled that the city of New London was within it's rights to condemn private property under "Eminent Domain" for the purpose of reselling that property to private developers. Several states reacted to the SC decision by passing new state laws prohibiting this type of taking. It's good that NC is taking action to protect the property rights of it's citizens.
of Representatives on Tuesday passed House Bill 8, which proposes an amendment to the North Carolina Constitution preventing state and local governments from seizing private property for anything other than a public use. The Constitutional amendment would further require “just compensation” to be paid to the property owner.
“House Bill 8 protects private property rights for North Carolinians against the practice known as ‘eminent domain,’” said House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg.) “We have seen government abuse of this power all-too-often. This measure protects our citizens’ ability to make their own choices about their property and codifies their rights in our Constitution.”
The NC House passed the bill with only 8 representatives voting "NO".....all Democrats of course.