2020 Code of Alabama
Title 37 - Public Utilities and Public Transportation.
Chapter 4 - Public Utilities Other Than Transportation Companies or Motor Vehicle Carriers.
Article 5 - Condemnation by Electric Utilities.
Section 37-4-130 - Right to Condemn.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 37-4-130 (2020)

Section 37-4-130

Right to condemn.

Every electric public utility corporation organized under the laws of this state, and every such corporation organized under the laws of any other state of the United States and which has complied with the constitution and laws of this state as to foreign corporations, may in addition to its other rights and powers acquire by condemnation ways and rights-of-way or easements, without limitation as to width, on, over, under or across the lands or easements of others, on, over, under or across which it may erect, construct, operate and maintain transmission and distribution lines for the transmission, distribution, supply and sale of electric power. Such corporation shall have the right and authority to clear and remove from such lands, rights-of-way or easements all timber and other growth, and the right and authority to remove outside of such lands, rights-of-way or easements such timber as may injure or endanger by shading, falling or otherwise, any of its lines or works, and for that purpose may acquire such timber and other growth by condemnation. Such corporation may acquire by condemnation lands, on or under which it may erect, construct, operate and maintain steam or other electric generating plants and substations for the manufacture, distribution and supply of electric power to the public. Such corporation may condemn any dwelling house, garden, stable, lot or barn, or any yard or curtilage of any dwelling house, or so much of such yard or curtilage as may be necessary, for any of the purposes enumerated in this article.

(Acts 1953, No. 434, p. 540, §1.)

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