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WVC 17 - 27 - 13 §17-27-13. Condemnation.
(a) At the request of the developer, the division may exercise the power of condemnation that it has under law for the purpose of acquiring any lands or estates or interests in any lands or estates to the extent that the division finds that the action serves the public purpose of this article: Provided, That the power of condemnation may not be exercised if the extraction of mineable minerals is outside the defined one thousand foot corridor of the project or work which is the subject of a solicited conceptual proposal, comprehensive agreement or service contract submitted or entered into under the provisions of this article. Any amounts to be paid in any condemnation proceeding shall be paid by the developer.

(b) Until the division has provided written certification as to the existence of a material default under subsection (a), section eleven of this article, the power of condemnation may not be exercised against a qualifying transportation facility.

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