§6302. Power to acquire

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/155/06302
Published: 2015

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6302. Power to acquire

(a) In order to

carry out the purposes set forth in section 6301 of this title any owner of

real property located within this state or of any right or interest therein may

sell, donate, devise, exchange or transfer that real property or any right or

interest therein to a municipality of this state, a state agency or a qualified

organization. A municipality of this state by the action of its legislative

body or a state agency may acquire such real property or any right and interest

therein by purchase with any authorized funds, or by donation, devise,

exchange, or transfer, all as herein provided.

(b) For the

purposes of this chapter, "real property" includes (without

limitation) areas covered by water, areas beneath the surface of the ground,

air space, and any buildings, other structures, and other improvements, and

"real estate" as the same is defined in 1 V.S.A. § 132.

(c) The general

assembly hereby declares that the acquisition of real property or any right and

interest therein, for the purposes expressed in section 6301 of this title,

constitutes a public use and a public purpose for which public funds may be

expended or advanced.

(d) Prior to the

acquisition of any right or interest in real property by a state agency, the state

agency shall submit a report thereon to the legislative body of the

municipality concerned, setting forth the location of the real property, the

characteristics of the right or interest to be acquired, and the consideration

to be given therefor. (1969, No. 229 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1983, No. 71, §

1; 1983, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), eff. April 13, 1984; 1987, No. 76, § 18; 1987,

No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 43.)