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Property Name EminentDomain
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RAPID/BulkTransmission/Alabama/Land Access +"Corporations formed for the purpose of constructing, operating, or maintaining...electric works," power companies, and public utilities "may exercise the power of eminent domain." [[Alabama – Ala. Code §§ 10A et seq., Alabama Business and Nonprofit Entities|Ala. Code § 10A-21-2.01]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Alaska/Land Access +“A public utility may exercise the power of eminent domain for public uses" but cannot take land. [[Alaska – Stat. Ann. §§ 42.05.631 et seq., Eminent Domain|Alaska Stat. § 42.05.631]]. A public utility is defined as “every corporation whether public, cooperative, or otherwise, company, individual, or association of individuals…that owns, operates, manages or controls any plant, pipeline, or system for (A) furnishing, by generation, transmission, or distribution, electrical service to the public for compensation”. [[Alaska – Stat. Ann. §§ 42.05.990 et seq., General Provisions|Alaska Stat. § 42.05.990]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Arizona/Land Access +Any person may exercise the purpose of eminent domain for the purpose of “electric light and power transmission lines…” [[Arizona – Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 12-1111 et seq., Purposes for which eminent domain may be exercised | Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 12-1111(10)]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Arkansas/Land Access +“An electric utility organized or domesticated under the laws of Arkansas for the purpose of…distributing or supplying electricity to or for the public for compensation or for public use…” may exercise the power of eminent domain. [[Arkansas – Ark. Code Ann. § 18-15 et seq., Eminent Domain (2013)|Ark. Code Ann. §18-15-503 (2013)]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/California/Land Access +"[L]ocal public entities "may acquire property by eminent domain outside territorial limits for...electric supply purposes, unless there is an explicit statutory prohibition on doing so. [[California – Cal. Civ. Proc. Code §§ 1240.110 et seq., Rights Included in Grant of Eminent Domain Authority|Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 1240.125]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Colorado/Land Access +Electric transmission companies are "vested with the power of eminent domain" and can obtain rights-of-way by condemnation for transmission lines in the case that developers are unable to secure rights of way through contract. [[Colorado – Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 38-2-101 et seq., Rights-of-Way: Transmission Companies|Colo. Rev. Stat. §38-5-105]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Connecticut/Land Access +"A person engaged in the transmission of electric power...may acquire real property and exercise any right of eminent domain." This right of eminent domain is subject to the [[Connecticut Siting Council]]'s review and issuance of a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Needs for any property needed for possible or future transmission facilities. [[Connecticut – Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 16-50 et seq., Public Utility Environmental Standards Act|C.G.S. §16-50z]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Delaware/Land Access +Any "corporation using lines or wires for the transmitting of electrical current" may erect transmission lines and fixtures across "canals, canal lands, rivers or other waters...highways...[and the land] outside of highways." [[Delaware – Del. Code. Ann. tit. 26 ch. 9 et seq., Telegraph, Telephone and Electric Utility Corporations|Del. Code. Ann. tit. 22 § 901(a)]]. Whenever the corporation cannot agree with a landowner about purchase terms or damages, the corporation may proceed to condemn any "franchise, easement, canal, canal lands, rivers or other waters or highways." [[Delaware – Del. Code. Ann. tit. 26 ch. 9 et seq., Telegraph, Telephone and Electric Utility Corporations|Del. Code. Ann. tit. 22 § 901(b)]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Florida/Land Access +A utility constructing a transmission line may exercise the power of eminent domain. [[Florida – Fla. Stat. §§ 74.011 - 74.111, Proceedings Supplemental to Eminent Domain|Fla. Stat. § 74.011]]  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Georgia/Land Access +A utility in Georgia may exercise the power of eminent domain for the purpose of building electric transmission lines. A “utility” is defined as “a person, corporation or other entity that…transmits, supplies or sells electricity for public or private use…” [[Georgia – Ga. Code Ann. §§22-3-160 et seq., Electric Transmission Lines |Ga. Code Ann. §22-3-160]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Hawaii/Land Access +"[E]very person operating a public utility [has] the power of eminent domain." [[Hawaii – Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § §101 et seq., Condemnation of Private Property|Haw. Rev. Stat. § 101-4]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Idaho/Land Access +The power of eminent domain can be used by “electric distribution and transmission lines for the delivery, furnishing, distribution, and transmission of electric current for power, lighting, heating or other purposes…” [[Idaho – Idaho Code Ann. §§ 7-701 – 7-721, Eminent Domain | Idaho Code Ann. § 7-701 - 7-721]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Illinois/Land Access +“When necessary for the construction of any alterations, additions, extensions or improvements… any public utility may enter upon, take or damage private property in the manner provided for by the law of eminent domain…” [[Illinois Public Utilities Act (220 I.L.C.S §§ 5 et seq.)|22) I.L.C.S §5/8-509]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Indiana/Land Access +Public utilities may exercise eminent domain power to construct transmission lines on private property. A public utility is defined as “a public utility, municipally owned utility, cooperatively owned utility…” [[Indiana - Ind. Code §§ 32-24 et seq., Eminent Domain]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Iowa/Land Access +The [[Iowa Utilities Board]] may grant eminent domain power to any person, company or corporation that has a Franchise Permit for transmission line projects. [[Iowa – Iowa Code §§ 478 et seq., Electric Transmission Lines | I.C. § 478.15]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Kansas/Land Access +The [[Kansas Corporation Commission]] may grant any corporation that has obtained a Certificate of Convenience with the right to take private property by eminent domain. [[Kansas - K.S.A. §§ 26 et seq., Eminent Domain|K.S.A. §§ 26-101, 26-501b(b)]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Louisiana/Land Access +Corporations formed for the purpose of transmitting or distributing electricity may exercise the power of eminent domain. [[Louisiana – La. Stat. Ann. § 19:2, Expropriation by State or Certain Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, or Other Legal Entities (2017)]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Maine/Land Access +Generally, with the approval of the [[Maine Public Utilities Commission]], a project developer may take and hold land by eminent domain to site transmission lines that are designed to carry voltages of 5 kV or more. [[Maine – Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 35-A, §§ 2136 et seq., Transmission and distribution utilities have eminent domain approval |Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 35-A, § 3136]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Maryland/Land Access +A public electric company has the power of eminent domain when necessary to site new transmission facilities. The public electric company must acquire a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity before exercising the power of eminent domain. [[Maryland – MD. Code Ann., Public Utilities §7-2 et seq., Electric Generation Facility Planning (1998)|MD. Code Ann., Public Utilities §7-207(b)(3) (1998)]]  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Massachusetts/Land Access +Electric or transmission companies, as authorized by the [[Massachusetts department of Public Utilities]] may take by eminent domain such lands, or easements necessary for the construction and use of transmission lines. [[Massachusetts – Mass. Gen. Laws ch.164, §72]]. An electric company is defined as “corporation organized under the laws of the commonwealth for the purpose of making… selling, transmitting, distributing, transmitting and selling, or distributing and selling, electricity within the commonwealth…”. A transmission company is defined as “a company engaging in the transmission of electricity or owning, operating or controlling transmission facilities…” [[Massachusetts – Mass. Gen. Laws ch.164, §72]]  +, [[Massachusetts – Mass. Gen. Laws ch.164, §1]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Michigan/Land Access +Independent transmission companies, electric utilities and affiliated transmission companies may use the eminent domain procedures, where necessary and appropriate, to site new transmission facilities. In an eminent domain proceeding arising out of or related to a transmission line for which a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) is issued, the CPCN issued is conclusive and binding as to the public convenience and necessity for that transmission line and its compatibility with the public health and safety or any zoning or land use requirements in effect when the application was filed. [[Michigan – Act 3 of 1939 – Public Service Commission Act| MCL § 460.570(3)]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Minnesota/Land Access +Utilities have eminent domain power, when necessary, to take private property for the construction of a route for a high-voltage transmission line with the capacity of 200 kilovolts or more. [[Minnesota – Minn. Stat. §§ 216E et seq., Electric Power Facility Permits|Minn. Stat. § 216E.12]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Mississippi/Land Access +Only joint municipal electric power companies have the authority of eminent domain pursuant to [[Mississippi – Miss. Code. Ann. § 77-5-773, Eminent Domain (1978)|Miss. Code. Ann. § 77-5-773, Eminent Domain (1978)]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Missouri/Land Access +Public utilities and electric cooperatives generally do not have the power to condemn land "currently used by another provider of [a] public utility service" unless "the condemnation is necessary for the public purpose of acquiring a nonexclusive easement or right-of-way across the property of such provider and only if the acquisition will not materially impair or interfere" with current use or prevent future expansion of facilities. [[Missouri – Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 523.010 et seq., Condemnation Proceedings|Mo. Rev. Stat. § 523.010]].  +
RAPID/BulkTransmission/Montana/Land Access +A public utility may exercise the power of eminent domain to provide service to the customers of its regulated service. A public utility is defined as “every corporation, both public and private, company, individual, association of individuals, and their lessees, trustees… that own, operate, or control any plant or equipment, any part of a plant or equipment… for the production, delivery, or furnishing for or to other persons, firms, associations, or corporations, private or municipal power in any form or by any agency.” [[Montana – Mont. Code Ann. §§ 69-3-101 et seq., Role of Commission and Power of Eminent Domain|Mont. Code Ann. § 69-3-113]].  +