A proposal to change State Board of Education language for University Land Aquisition

This is a followup to Representative John Gannon’s visit to SENA in 2018, which included the the topic of eminent domain by Idaho universities, including BSU.

Representative Gannon suggests the following language as a change to State Board of Education current policy when acquiring property for universities:

 “If a home to be acquired by a University has been owned and occupied by the same homeowner for at least 3 years prior to the time the owner is approached for purchase,  the owner must be compensated in an amount that is enough that the homeowner can buy a comparable home in the same neighborhood, or a nearby neighborhood that is similar to the neighborhood in which the acquired home is located.”  

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