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Gallagher Hails Bill Restricting Government Taking of Private Property

5/4/2006

CONTACT:
Tami Torres or Bob Lotane
(850) 413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Legislature today passed HB 1567 which restricts the government taking of private property.  Following the bill's passage Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher released the following statement:
 
 "Last year's decision allowing private property to be taken by government to fatten its tax base or for economic development was an outrage.  This bill provides a common sense check on the power of government and is great news for the property owners of our state.
 
 "Within one day of the Kelo decision Speaker Bense responded and formed the Select Committee to Protect Private Property Rights.  I congratulate him and I thank Rep. Rubio for championing this legislation to increase the power of Florida property owners and limit the power of government."