6B.7  Commissioners to qualify.

Before proceeding with the assessment all commissioners shall qualify by filing with the sheriff a written oath that they will to the best of their ability faithfully and impartially assess damages and make a written report containing the information used by the commission in assessing the damages to the sheriff. The applicant or the owner may challenge one commissioner without stating cause. A challenge to the appointment of a commissioner must be made to the chief judge of the judicial district no less than seventy-two hours before the condemnation jury is set to meet. A commissioner shall be appointed to fill a vacancy resulting from a challenge no less than twenty-four hours before the jury is set to meet.

Section History: Early form

  [C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 7828; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 472.7]

Section History: Recent form

  C93, § 6B.7

  99 Acts, ch 171, §8, 42


  1999 amendment applies to state highway construction projects approved for commencement by the transportation commission on or after July 1, 1999, and to all other condemnation proceedings in which the application for condemnation is filed on or after July 1, 1999; see 99 Acts, ch 171, §42

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