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HF 4480

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/07/2018 10:55am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; appropriating money for demolition and replacement
of the Rice Creek railroad bridge in New Brighton; authorizing the sale and issuance
of state bonds.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginRICE CREEK RAILROAD BRIDGE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) $1,550,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds
fund to the commissioner of transportation for a grant to Minnesota Commercial Railway
Company to demolish the existing railroad bridge over Rice Creek in the city of New
Brighton and to predesign, design, acquire any needed right-of-way, engineer, construct,
and equip a replacement railroad bridge to meet the needs of the railroad operators that use
the bridge, as authorized by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 5, paragraph (i).
This appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, and is available when
the commissioner of management and budget determines that sufficient resources have been
committed to complete the project, as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502.
new text end

new text begin (b) The grant under this section is contingent on:
new text end

new text begin (1) review and approval of the railway company's design, engineering, and plans for the
project by Ramsey County to ensure the project does not interfere with recreational use of
adjacent park property and Rice Creek, and by the Rice Creek Watershed District to ensure
that the project's impact on flows in the creek complies with the watershed district's adopted
rules. These reviews and approvals are in addition to any other reviews, permits, or approvals
required for the project;
new text end

new text begin (2) Minnesota Commercial Railway Company removing all structures related to the
existing bridge, including any pilings, footings, or water control structures placed to protect
the existing bridge structures, from the Rice Creek streambed as part of the demolition and
removal of the existing bridge, except to the extent prohibited by a permitting authority,
including but not limited to the Department of Natural Resources and the United States
Army Corps of Engineers. The replacement bridge and structures are the property of the
owner of the railroad right-of-way and railroad operator, as may be arranged between them;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) Minnesota Commercial Railway Company entering into an agreement with Ramsey
County that:
new text end

new text begin (i) grants the company access to both construct and perform ongoing maintenance on
the bridge; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) provides for repair of the county trail damaged by railway maintenance work that
occurred two years before the effective date of this section, as well as immediately after
construction and any subsequent maintenance activities.
new text end

new text begin (c) By entering into a grant agreement with the commissioner of transportation, Minnesota
Commercial Railway Company agrees to cooperate with the city of New Brighton and
Ramsey County to develop crossings and trails in or near the railway right-of-way in the
city.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bond sale. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this section from the bond
proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of
the state in an amount up to $1,550,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect
prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end