Section 18-1A-20

Application of article.

(a) In order to encourage and expedite the acquisition of property by agreement, to avoid litigation and relieve congestion in the courts, to assure consistent treatment of owners, and to promote public confidence in practices and procedures relating to the acquisition of property for public use, a condemnor, when acquiring property, shall comply with applicable provisions of Sections 18-1A-21 through 18-1A-30.

(b) Sections 18-1A-21 through 18-1A-30 apply to the purchase and acquisition of materials, supplies, equipment, or other personal property only if the condemnor determines to exercise its power of eminent domain with respect to that property or by reason of the exercise of such power substantially damages the same.

(c) Sections 18-1A-21 through 18-1A-30 shall not apply to the purchase of lands under Chapter 3 of this title.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-548, p. 802, §201.)