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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Education
Chapter 235
Educational Facilities
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Section 235.05, Florida Statutes 2001

235.05  Right of eminent domain.--

(1)  There is conferred upon the school board in each of the several districts in the state the authority and right to take private property for any public school purpose or use when, in the opinion of the school board, such property is needed in the operation of any or all of the public schools within the district, including property needed for any school purpose or use in any school district or districts within the county. The absolute fee simple title to all property so taken and acquired shall vest in the school board of such district, unless the school board seeks to appropriate a particular right or estate in such property.

(2)  The board of trustees may exercise the right of eminent domain as provided in s. 240.319(4)(d).

1(3)  The Board of Regents may exercise the right of eminent domain as provided in s. 240.217.

History.--s. 905, ch. 19355, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 892(289); s. 1, ch. 69-300; s. 5, ch. 77-458; s. 9, ch. 80-414; ss. 8, 50, 52, ch. 81-223; ss. 12, 37, ch. 83-326; s. 1, ch. 84-349; ss. 26, 27, ch. 85-116; ss. 1, 4, ch. 86-1; s. 35, ch. 95-269; s. 103, ch. 99-2; s. 3(7), ch. 2000-321.

1Note.--Repealed January 7, 2003, by s. 3(7), ch. 2000-321, and shall be reviewed by the Legislature prior to that date.

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