2017 House Bill 4070

House Roll Call 57: Passed

To require state agencies to pay attorney fees and court costs of private property owners if a "governmental action" results in a loss of value and the department or agency failed to consult guidelines on government takings promulgated by the Attorney General. Also, to apply these rules on "takings" to all state departments, not just the Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, and Transportation departments. Current law defines "governmental actions" for which compensation is required as including certain permit or license denials, restrictive conditions on these and more. The state and federal constitutions require governments to compensate owners when their property is taken.

76 Yeas / 31 Nays
Republican (63 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (13 Yeas / 31 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (2)