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§2.  Expropriation by state or certain corporations, limited liability companies, or other legal entities

Prior to filing an expropriation suit, an expropriating authority shall attempt in good faith to reach an agreement as to compensation with the owner of the property sought to be taken and comply with all of the requirements of R.S. 19:2.2. If unable to reach an agreement with the owner as to compensation, any of the following may expropriate needed property:

(1)  The state or its political corporations or subdivisions created for the purpose of exercising any state governmental powers.

(2)  Any domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity created for, or engaged in, the construction of railroads, toll roads, or navigation canals.

(3)  Any domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity created for, or engaged in, the construction or operation of street railways, urban railways, or inter-urban railways.

(4)  Any domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity created for, or engaged in, the construction or operation of waterworks, filtration and treating plants, or sewerage plants to supply the public with water and sewerage.

(5)  Any domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity created for, or engaged in, the piping and marketing of natural gas for the purpose of supplying the public with natural gas as a common carrier or contract carrier or any domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity which is or will be a natural gas company or an intrastate natural gas transporter as defined by federal or state law, composed entirely of such entities or composed of the wholly owned subsidiaries of such entities.  As used in this Paragraph, "contract carrier" means any legal entity that transports natural gas for compensation or hire pursuant to special contract or agreement with unaffiliated third parties.

(6)  Any domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity created for the purpose of, or engaged in, transmitting intelligence by telegraph or telephone.

(7)  Any domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity created for the purpose of, or engaged in, generating, transmitting, and distributing or for transmitting or distributing electricity and steam for power, lighting, heating, or other such uses.  The generating plants, buildings, transmission lines, stations, and substations expropriated or for which property was expropriated shall be so located, constructed, operated, and maintained as not to be dangerous to persons or property nor interfere with the use of the wires of other wire using companies or, more than is necessary, with the convenience of the landowners.

(8)  All persons included in the definition of common carrier pipelines as set forth in R.S. 45:251.

(9)  Any domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity created for or engaged in piping or marketing of coal or lignite in whatever form or mixture convenient for transportation within a pipeline as otherwise provided for in R.S. 30:721 through 723.

(10)  Any domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity composed of such corporations or wholly owned subsidiaries thereof engaged in the piping or marketing of carbon dioxide for use in connection with a secondary or tertiary recovery project for the enhanced recovery of liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons approved by the commissioner of conservation.  Property located in Louisiana may be so expropriated for the transportation of carbon dioxide for underground injection in connection with such projects located in Louisiana or in other states or jurisdictions.

(11)  Any domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity engaged in any of the activities otherwise provided for in this Section.

(12)  Any domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity composed of such corporations or wholly owned subsidiaries thereof engaged in the injection of carbon dioxide for the underground storage of carbon dioxide approved by the commissioner of conservation.  Property located in Louisiana may be so expropriated for the underground storage of carbon dioxide in connection with such storage facility projects located in Louisiana, including but not limited to surface and subsurface rights, mineral rights, and other property interests necessary or useful for the purpose of constructing, operating, or modifying a carbon dioxide facility.  This Paragraph shall have no effect on nor does it grant expropriation of the mineral rights or other property rights associated with the approvals required for injection of carbon dioxide into enhanced recovery projects approved by the commissioner under R.S. 30:4.

Amended by Acts 1966, No. 62, §1; Acts 1974, Ex.Sess. No. 11, §1; eff. Jan. 1, 1975; Acts 1977, No. 452, §1; Acts 1977, No. 561, §2; Acts 1980, No. 116, §1, eff. June 26, 1980; Acts 1981, No. 760, §1; Acts 1999, No. 358, §1, eff. June 16, 1999; Acts 2001, No. 4, §1, eff. May 8, 2001; Acts 2007, No. 428, §1, eff. July 11, 2007; Acts 2009, No. 517, §1; Acts 2012, No. 702, §1.



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