By Tim Leeds 

Legislators: Will tread lightly on eminent domain bill


Two local legislators told the people attending a video conference in Havre Wednesday that the Legislature is taking its time and will listen to all sides when it acts on a bill that would give power companies the right to use eminent domain.

"Right now, I can't tell you if that bill is going to come or go or if something else will come or what, but we know we've got to pay attention, and we're trying," said Rep. Kris Hansen, R-Havre.

The issue is a bill sponsored by Rep. Ken Peterson, R-Billings, which would allow utilities to use eminent domain to take private land for power lines.


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