§54-3-2. Statement of purposes.
The purposes of this article are (1) to require the
establishment of a uniform policy for the fair and equitable
treatment by state agencies of persons displaced from property in
order that such persons shall not suffer disproportionate injuries
as a result of programs designed for the benefit of the public as
a whole and (2) to encourage and expedite the acquisition of real
property or any interest therein by agreements with persons so as
to avoid litigation and relieve congestion in the courts, to assure
consistent treatment of persons and promote public confidence in
the land acquisition practices of any state agency.