HB1230 passes the South Dakota House

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Several bills dealing with eminent domain were debated in the South Dakota legislature this week.

House Minority Leader Oren Lesmeister of Parade says the House passed one bill that clarifies how eminent domain can be used.

Lesmeister says negotiation are often dragged out too long.

Lesmeister says the bill also allocates court costs.

HB1230 passed through the House on a vote of sixty five to three and now moves to the Senate Commerce and Energy Committee.