H.R.1944: Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about civil rights and liberties, minority issues
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Sponsor F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 9, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 27, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here, with an updated short title.)

Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Prohibits a state or political subdivision from exercising its power of eminent domain, or allowing the exercise of such power by delegation, over property to be used for economic development or over property that is used for economic development within seven years after that exercise, if the state or political subdivision receives federal economic development funds during any fiscal year in which the property is so used or intended to be used.

Defines "economic development," generally, as the taking of private property, without the consent of the owner, and conveying or leasing such property from one private person or entity to another for commercial enterprise. Sets forth exclusions from such definition, including: (1) conveying private propert...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 27, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Feb. 26, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 353 - 65 (Roll no. 67). (text: CR 2/25/3014 H1913-1914)

Feb. 26, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1960)
Feb. 25, 2014 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.
Feb. 25, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1944.
Feb. 25, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1913-1917)
Feb. 25, 2014 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. (consideration: CR H1913)
Feb. 25, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 265.
Feb. 25, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-357.
June 12, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
June 12, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 4, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by the Yeas and Nays: 5 - 3 .
June 4, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 9, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
May 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.