• Failed to pass legislative reform.
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50 State Report Card: Tracking Eminent Domain Reform Legislation since Kelo


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Current Abuses Bills


The Massachusetts General Court has seen a number of bills filed addressing eminent domain abuse and responding to the Kelo decision. Unfortunately, legislators filed relatively ineffectual legislation. Eminent domain abuse continues throughout the state, and although home rule allows local municipalities to pass their own eminent domain protections, the legislature must pass eminent domain reform to ensure uniform protection for home and business owners.