Discrimination amendment stalls eminent-domain bill

January 25, 2006
Small utilities providing sewer service to developments or subdivisions with fewer than 500 hookups would be unable to use eminent domain to seize private land under an amendment approved yesterday by the House.
     Rep. Paul Robertson, D-Depauw, introduced the amendment to House Bill 1010 to protect some homeowners in Floyd County who have been threatened with eminent domain to extend sewers.