H.RES.340: Expressing the grave disapproval of the House of Representatives regarding the majority opinion of the Supreme Court in the case of Kelo et al. v. City of New London et al. that nullifies the protections afforded private property owners in the Takings Cla

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced June 24, 2005
  • Latest Major Action June 30, 2005

Bill Sponsor

Bill Cosponsors

78 (1 Democrat, 78 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Expresses disagreement with the majority opinion in Kelo et al. v. City of New London et al. (Kelo) and its holdings that effectively negate the public use requirement of the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that state and local governments: (1) should only execute the power of eminent domain for the public good; (2) must always justly compensate affected...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Mr. Sensenbrenner moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 340.
FURTHER DEBATE - By unanimous consent, the House proceeded with an additional 12 minutes of debate to be equally divided and controlled.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 365 - 33, 18 Present (Roll no. 361).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 24, 2005

Introduced in the House by Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.)

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