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H.R. 6682: Protection and Transparency for Adjacent Landowners Act

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Should the government be able to take your property without your knowledge or awareness?


The Constitution’s Fifth Amendment contains a little-known provision called the Eminent Domain Clause, which allows the federal government to seize private property as long as they compensate the property owners.

The Supreme Court upheld that right even in a case where a town seized private property to sell to private developers and businesses, in 5–4 decision in 2005’s Kelo v. New London.

That constitutional provision isn’t going anyway anytime soon — it ...

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Scott Tipton

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 28, 2018
Length: 8 pages

Aug 28, 2018


Ordered Reported on Sep 26, 2018

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on September 26, 2018.


17% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Aug 28, 2018

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Sep 6, 2018
Considered by Federal Lands

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Sep 26, 2018
Ordered Reported

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H.R. 6682 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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