This week’s Cotton Newsline is three cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich (pronounced Men-ic), Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council.
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The House recently passed a bi-partisan legislation called Strengthening the Ownership of Private Property Act or STOPP (pronounced stop). According to Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, this legislation - authored by Congressman Henry Bonilla (pronounced Bo-nee-ah)- will prevent governments from taking property from one private party and giving it to another private party.
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Minnich says this bill was written in response to a ruling by the Supreme Court early this year where the court moved to give local governments broad power to seize property to generate tax revenue.
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According to Minnich the Senate has yet to offer up an eminent domain measure.