House Passes Eminent Domain Bill

Cheyenne, WY – The Agriculture Committee of the Wyoming House passed a bill today that would change the eminent domain law. The bill gives landowners more power as they negotiate with government or industry. It concerns cases where private land is requested for a project that's intended to benefit the public. The Farm Bureau's Ken Hamilton says this gives landowners more strength by giving them more time to negotiate. A representative of a Wyoming utility says this bill does not give landowners too much power, but he says some parts of the proposal could slow down projects.