language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1993 CHAPTER 141-H.F.No. 622 An act relating to metropolitan government; providing long-term protection of agricultural land in the metropolitan area; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 473H.11; and 473H.12. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 473H.11, is amended to read: 473H.11 [LIMITATION ON CERTAIN PUBLIC PROJECTS.] Notwithstanding chapter 429, construction projects for public sanitary sewer systems and public water systems benefiting land or buildings in agricultural preserves shall be prohibited. New connections between land or buildings in agricultural preserves and sanitary sewers or water systems shall be prohibited. Public sanitary sewer
orsystems, public storm water sewer systems, public water systems, public roads, and other public improvements built on, adjacent to, or in the vicinity of agricultural preserves after the effective date of this act are deemed of no benefit to the land and buildings in agricultural preserves. For purposes of this section, "public storm water sewer systems" means any wholly or partially piped system which is owned, operated, and maintained by the authority, that is designed to carry storm water runoff, surface water, or other drainage primarily for the benefit of land which is not in agricultural preserves. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 473H.12, is amended to read: 473H.12 [PROTECTION FOR NORMAL FARM PRACTICES.] Local governments and counties shall be prohibited from enacting or enforcing ordinances or regulations within an agricultural preserve which would, as adopted or applied, unreasonably restrict or regulate normal farm structures or farm practices in contravention of the purpose of sections 473H.02 to 473H.17 unless the restriction or regulation bears a direct relationship to an immediate and substantial threat to the public health and safety. This section shall apply to the operation of farm vehicles and machinery in the planting, maintenance and harvesting of crops and in the care and feeding of farm animals, the type of farming, and the design of farm structures, exclusive of residences. Sec. 3. [APPLICATION.] This act applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. Presented to the governor May 11, 1993 Signed by the governor May 13, 1993, 2:50 p.m.
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