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SF 3949

1st Engrossment - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 03/05/2024 10:34am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to energy; authorizing the construction, placement, or maintenance of
high-voltage transmission lines across or along certain highways; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.45, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 161.45, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin High voltage transmission. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding subdivision 1, paragraph (a),
high voltage transmission lines, under the laws of this state or the ordinance of any city,
may be constructed, placed, or maintained across or along any trunk highway, federally
aided state trunk highway, controlled access highway, interstate highway, or roadway,
except as deemed necessary by the commissioner of transportation to protect public safety
or ensure the proper function of the trunk highway. If the commissioner of transportation
denies a high voltage electric line collocation request, the reasons for the denial must be
submitted for review to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees with
jurisdiction over energy and transportation, the Public Utilities Commission executive
secretary, and the commissioner of commerce within 90 days of the denial. For the purposes
of this subdivision, "high voltage transmission line" has the meaning given in sections
216B.246, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), and 216E.01, subdivision 4.
new text end