Section 18-4-16

Expenses incurred from condemnation proceedings.

Where a condemnation proceeding is instituted by a state agency to acquire real property and the final judgment is that the real property cannot be acquired by condemnation, and the proceeding is abandoned, the owner of any right, title, or interest in real property shall be paid a sum that shall, in the opinion of the court, reimburse the owner for his or her reasonable costs, disbursements, and expenses including reasonable attorney, appraisal, and engineering fees, actually incurred because of the condemnation proceedings. The award of the sums will be paid by the state agency which sought to condemn the property.

(Act 99-582, p. 1318, §17.)