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HF 988

1st Engrossment - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 03/20/2003
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/31/2003

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to transportation; authorizing commissioner 
  1.3             of transportation to replace railroad lands needed for 
  1.4             a trunk highway; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, 
  1.5             section 161.241, subdivision 1. 
  1.7      Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 161.241, 
  1.8   subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  1.9      Subdivision 1.  [ACQUISITION.] Whenever the construction, 
  1.10  reconstruction, or improvement of a trunk highway will require 
  1.11  the acquisition by the state of lands or interests in lands 
  1.12  owned by a railroad company, and will require the railroad 
  1.13  company to relocate its tracks in order to provide right-of-way 
  1.14  for the trunk highway, the commissioner of transportation 
  1.15  may either reimburse the railroad company for replacement lands 
  1.16  including all reasonable costs directly related to acquiring the 
  1.17  replacement lands, necessary for relocation of its tracks or may 
  1.18  acquire, by purchase, gift, or eminent domain proceedings, the 
  1.19  lands or interests in lands necessary for the relocation of such 
  1.20  tracks.  Such acquisition is deemed to be for a trunk highway 
  1.21  purpose.  The commissioner and the railroad company shall 
  1.22  mutually agree whether the replacement lands will be provided by 
  1.23  the commissioner or acquired by the railroad company.