Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority
§ 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.)