The Senate voted 20-13 to pass SB 1044. It now goes to the House for a final vote. This is the bill which prohibits communities from using eminent domain for the purposes of trails, paths, greenways or other ways for walking, running, hiking, bicycling or equestrian use.
Thanks to all of you who took the time to contact your senators. There was a groundswell of opposition to this bill, and we all did a good job letting our elected officials know how vital trails and pathways are to the health and safety of our citizens, and to the economy and vibrancy of our communities.
Here is the list of how the Senators voted:
AYES — Bair, Bayer, Brackett, Davis, Den Hartog, Guthrie, Hagedorn, Keough, Lee, Lodge, Martin, Mortimer, Nonini, Nuxoll, Patrick, Siddoway, Souza, Thayn, Tippets, Vick
NAYS — Buckner-Webb, Burgoyne, Cameron, Heider, Hill, Johnson, Lacey, Lakey, McKenzie, Schmidt, Stennett, Ward-Engelking, Winder
Please take a moment to thank your Senator if they voted against the passage of this bill, and if your Senator voted for this bill, let them know why you are disappointed in their vote.
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