Federal eminent domain legislation introduced

From an email from Rep. John Sullivan’s press secretary:

This afternoon Congressman John Sullivan (R-Okla.) introduced legislation to protect the rights of American private property owners. H.R.6219, the Private Property Rights Protection and Government Accountability Act, will defend private property owners against the government’s broadened eminent domain ability, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s unfortunate 2005 Kelo v. City of New London decision. His legislation, which is cosponsored by Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), will restrict certain federal economic development funds for ten years to any state or locality in which eminent domain is used to take private property and develop it for a private purpose.

Here is the link to the press release:


We’ll track this to see how far it gets in Congress.