(65 ILCS 5/11-119.2-7)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-119.2-7)
Except as otherwise provided by this Division, a municipal
natural gas agency may acquire all real or personal property that it deems necessary
for carrying out the purposes of this Division, whether in fee simple absolute
or a lesser interest, by condemnation and the exercise of the power of eminent
domain in the manner provided in the Eminent Domain Act.
A municipal natural gas agency shall have no power of eminent domain with respect
to any real or personal property owned or leased by any eligible utility
as part of a system, whether existing, under construction or being planned,
of facilities for the storage, exploration,
transmission, production or distribution of natural gas.
The authority of a municipal natural gas agency to acquire real or personal property
by condemnation or the exercise of the power of eminent domain shall be
a continuing power, and no exercise thereof shall exhaust it.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)