Tennessee has enacted a law that will prohibit the use of eminent domain to condemn land for industrial parks. It deletes the “industrial parks” exception for takings under 29-17-102 (E), . It also provides that any property taken must fall under the strict definition of “public use” as defined by T.C.A. View Full Post
The Texas Senate approved an eminent domain bill intending to expand on current legislation. The bill’s author, State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, said “This bill is designed to build off of Senate Bill 18 six years later as we’ve learned through the process that there are things that can be improved on.”
The bill, SB 740, would require a condemnor to clearly inform landowners that they have the right to speak with a representative of the condemnor and a representative of the Attorney General’s Office, as well as consult with a licensed real estate broker. View Full Post
Next week will be a committee week and a mini-plenary in the European Parliament, during which some interesting votes will take place.
On Tuesday, the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (“ENVI”) is expected to vote on its report on Binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions. View Full Post
I must admit, my right hand is numb from hitting the refresh button on my computer since about 11 am EST on Tuesday. That’s because this week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) was expected to release the Fiscal Year 2017 work plan. View Full Post
This post originally appeared on the Connecticut Employment Law Blog.
On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Connecticut House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed
a measure that would greatly expand the already broad anti-discrimination provision that exist under Connecticut law. The bill, House Bill 6668
, would make several substantive changes to the protections including defining what is a “reasonable accommodation” instead of leaving that determination open.I’ve previously written extensively about the state laws covering pregnant employees before (here
for example) so I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the current law so you can fully understand the contemplated change. View Full Post