Virginians to Vote on Eminent Domain Measure
Richmond--On Election Day, voters in Virginia will decide the fate of an amendment to the state constitution related to eminent domain reform. According to the Virginia Farm Bureau, a vote for the amendment offers an opportunity “to protect not just farmers, but homeowners, business owners and all private property owners in Virginia” from eminent domain abuse.
The measure, Question 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot, is the result of years of work by the Virginia Farm Bureau.“Whether you own 1,000 acres or whether you own one acre with a house on it, you should have the same property rights. You should make sure the government cannot come in and take your land for another private enterprise’s benefit,” said VFBF President Wayne Prior. If a majority of Virginia voters approve the proposed amendment, the changes will go into effect Jan. 1.