Eminent domain proceedings, costs, condemnation proceedings filed by Dept. of Transportation, the department pays condemnee's reasonable attorney fees, appraisal and engineering costs if final award is 20 percent or higher than department's offer, Sec. 18-1A-293 am'd.
This bill would provide that where the Department of Transportation files a condemnation action to condemn property pursuant to eminent domain and the final condemnation award, excluding interest, exceeds the department's last written offer to the condemnee by more than 20 percent, the department must pay the condemnee's reasonable attorney, appraisal, and engineering fees
To amend Section 18-1A-293 of the Code of Alabama 1975, relating to certain costs in eminent domain condemnation proceedings; to provide that in a condemnation action filed by the Department of Transportation, the department shall reimburse the reasonable attorney, appraisal, and engineering fees of a condemnee whose final probate or circuit court-ordered compensation, excluding interest, exceeds the
department's last written offer to the condemnee by 20 percent.
May 17, 2017
May 16, 2017
Read for the second time and placed on the calendar
April 4, 2017
Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure