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2015/16 Property Rights Legislative Scorecard

See where your representatives stand on protecting private property rights?

State Assembly Score Card
Democratic Caucus: Average Score “F”
Republican Caucus: Average ScoreĀ  “D”

State Senate Score Card
Democratic Caucus: Average Score “F”
Republican Caucus: Average ScoreĀ  “C”

During the 2015-16 legislative session, the California State Legislature expanded government’s power to forcibly seize private homes, small businesses and places of worship by eminent domain so that they can be given to politically connected developers.

Assembly Bill 2 and AB 2492, sponsored by Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville), will place over two-thirds of California’s landmass at risk of being seized by eminent domain.

These new powers are extraordinary, and do not exist anywhere else in the United States.

A new era of eminent domain abuse is about to begin, thanks to the support of both Republican and Democratic State Legislators, and Governor Jerry Brown.

Fact Sheets & More

Alliance Press Release

Legislative Bill Analysis

6.10.16 Alliance Opposition Letter

AB 2492 Exhibits of Abuse

OC Register/Steven Greenhut: A Bill Trump the developer would love

Institute for Justice AB 2492 Bill Analysis

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association opposition letter

Op-Ed: Californians must not take property rights for granted by Sen. jim Nielsen

Learning the Lessons of Kelo, Riverside Press Enterprise Editorial

Redevelopment a bad idea that refuses to stay dead, Orange County Register Editorial

Why Community Revitalization Investment Authorities are RDA 2.0