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Eminent Domain Stuff

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Friday, September 30, 2005


Second Eminent Domain Hearing In Hartford

Here's the email Castle Coalition just sent out:


Along with over 30 states across the country, the Connecticut legislature is considering changes to the state's eminent domain laws that give broad powers to governments to seize private property for private economic development. The Judiciary Committee is holding the state's second public hearing on eminent domain next Thursday, and this is your opportunity to speak up. Here are the details:

Thursday, October 6, 2005
2:00 - 7:00pm
Legislative Office Building (adjacent to the Capitol)
Room 2C
300 Capitol Street

If you would like your testimony to be distributed to the members, please submit 65 copies of written testimony two hours prior to the start of the hearing - at 12:00pm - in Room 2500 of the Legislative Office Building. Speaker order will be decided by a lottery system. Numbers will be drawn at 12:00pm in Room 2500 and will be available until 1:30pm. The list of speakers will be posted in Room 2C at 1:45pm. Anyone wishing to testify after the drawing is closed will be placed at the end of the list. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony. More information on how to testify can be found at http://www.cga.ct.gov/olm/yourvoice.asp. If you can't make the hearing, we encourage you to submit your written testimony to:

Joint Committee on Judiciary
Room 2500, Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106

The bills being considered at the hearing can be accessed here: http://www.cga.ct.gov/jud/ProposedEminent.asp.

The Planning & Development Committee hearing will be held on October 25. We'll let you know more details once they become available.

Remember, this is the best opportunity to change Connecticut's laws to make sure what happened in Fort Trumbull doesn't happen anywhere else. And with your voice, and that of others from around the Constitution State, there's no doubt that change is coming.


Christina Walsh
Assistant Castle Coalition Coordinator
Institute for Justice
(202) 955-1300
If you're free, drop by and show your support.


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