Maine lawmakers set to hear 'radical' takings bill
By Steve Mistler, Staff Writer
Published on Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012
Lawmakers Tuesday will begin reviewing a new takings bill, LD 1810.
[S]upporters, including real estate developers, Maine Forest Products Council.., Maine Farm Bureau, believe the proposal is in keeping with the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that says landowners have the same constitutional protection — the right to compensation — for regulatory takings as they do in land seizures via eminent domain.
Pete Didisheim, with...Natural Resources Council Maine, said LD 1810 is..."radical...."