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WVC 18 B- 19 - 16 §18B-19-16. Condemnation generally.
(a) The commission, council and governing boards each may acquire land or buildings by condemnation for the use and benefit of any state institution under its jurisdiction. A condemnation proceeding conducted pursuant to this section is governed by chapter fifty-four of this code.

(b) The commission, council and governing boards each may condemn any interest, right or privilege, land or improvement, which in its opinion is necessary, in the manner provided by law for the acquisition by this state of property for public purposes. The state is under no obligation to accept and pay for any property condemned and may pay for the property only from the funds provided for that purpose.

(c) In any proceeding to condemn, the order shall be made by the court having jurisdiction of the suit, action or proceedings. A bond or other security may be required by the court securing the property owner against any loss or damage to be sustained by reason of the state's failure to accept and pay for the property. The bond or security may not impose liability or debt on or of the state as contemplated by the Constitution of the State in relation to state debt.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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