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§24-12-17  Expediting proceedings – Land devoted to public use – Outstanding interests. –

Published: 2015

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Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

SECTION 24-12-17

   § 24-12-17  Expediting proceedings –

Land devoted to public use – Outstanding interests. –

In any proceedings for the assessment of compensation and damages for land or

interest therein taken or to be taken by eminent domain by the authority the

following provisions shall be applicable:

   (1) At any time during the pendency of an action or

proceeding, the authority or an owner may apply to the court for an order

directing an owner or the authority, as the case may be, to show cause why

further proceedings should not be expedited, and the court may upon the

application make an order requiring that the hearings proceed and that any

other steps be taken with all possible expedition.

   (2) If any of the land, or interest therein, is devoted to a

public use, it may nevertheless be acquired, and the taking shall be effective

provided that no land or interest therein, belonging to a public utility

corporation may be acquired without the approval of the administrator of public

utilities or other officer or tribunal having regulatory power over the

corporation. Any land, or interest therein, already acquired by the authority

may nevertheless be included within the taking for the purpose of acquiring any

outstanding interests in the land.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1954, ch. 3390, § 6; G.L. 1956, § 24-12-17.)