43.1001 Filing of complaint and declaration.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 43.1001]

When the government desires to acquire any land, easement, right-of-way, or other property interest, it may file a complaint in the Trial Division of the High Court of American Samoa, and, at any time before judgment, it may file a declaration of taking signed by the Attorney General, declaring that the lands or other property rights described in the complaint are thereby taken for the use of the government. The declaration of taking shall contain, or have annexed thereto:

(1) a statement of the public use for which the lands or other property rights are taken;

(2) a description of the property taken sufficient for identification;

(3) a statement of the estate or interest or property right taken for public use;

(4) a plan showing lands taken;

(5) a statement of the sum of money estimated by the government to be just compensation for the land to be taken.

History: 1962, PL 7-25; 1967, PL 10-25; readopted 1980, PL 16-88 § 1; 1982, PL 17-31 § 1.