REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LAND ACQUISITION AND CONTROL OF HIGHWAY ACCESS AND ADJACENT AREAS

THE LAND ACQUISITION COMMITTEE PRESENTS A REVIEW OF "STUDY OF COMPENSATION AND ASSISTANCE FOR PERSONS AFFECTED BY REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION IN FEDERAL AND FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS", WHICH WAS PREPARED BY THE SELECT SUBCOMMITTEE ON REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION, HOUSE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE, CREATED BY THE 87TH CONGRESS, 1961. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE FOR FAIR COMPENSATION FOR PROPERTY AND OTHER LOSSES AND EXPENSES INCURRED BY PROPERTY ACQUISITION FOR PUBLIC PROGRAMS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT RELOCATION PAYMENT BE MADE TO ALL DISPLACED PERSONS AND LOANS AND COUNSELING BE PROVIDED FOR DISPLACED AND INJURED SMALL BUSINESSES. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND PUBLIC HOUSING SUBSIDIES SHOULD BE PROVIDED FOR DISPLACED FAMILIES OR INDIVIDUALS. THE NATIONAL COOPERATIVE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM (NCHRP) IS CONDUCTING A PROJECT ON "RULES OF COMPENSABILITY AND VALUATION IN HIGHWAY LAND ACQUISITION" AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. ANOTHER RESEARCH PROJECT UNDER THE NCHRP PROGRAM IS "THEORY AND PRACTICE IN INVERSE CONDEMNATION" BEING CONDUCTED AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY. IN PENNSYLVANIA A COMPREHENSIVE ACT WAS APPROVED TO CODIFY, AMEND, REVISE AND CONSOLIDATE THE LAWS RELATING TO EMINENT DOMAIN. THE ACT PROVIDES THAT JUST COMPENSATION SHALL CONSIST OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE CONDEMNEE'S ENTIRE PROPERTY INTEREST IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE CONDEMNATION AND AS UNAFFECTED THEREBY, AND THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF HIS PROPERTY INTEREST REMAINING IMMEDIATELY AFTER SUCH CONDENMATION AND AS AFFECTED THEREBY, AND SUCH OTHER DAMAGES AS ARE PROVIDED. TWENTY STATES HAVE ENTERED INTO CONTROL AGREEMENTS WITH THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS TO CONTROL OUTDOOR ADVERTISING ALONG THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. MICHIGAN, NEW JERSEY AND VIRGINIA HAVE ENACTED LEGISLATION ON THE SUBJECT OF REIMBURSEMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES FOR THE COST OF UTILITY FACILITY RELOCATION MADE NECESSARY BY HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION. KENTUCKY, PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAVE ENACTED LAWS GRANTING RELOCATION PAYMENTS TO PERSONS WHOSE PROPERTY IS TAKEN FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION.

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    • No 5, 9 pp
  • Publication Date: 1965-7

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  • Accession Number: 00200875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1970 12:00AM