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                            CHAPTER 390-H.F.No. 2090 
                  An act relating to local government; providing that 
                  the statutory procedure for tree removal does not 
                  apply to trees removed from town roads dedicated by 
                  plat; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 
                  160.22, subdivision 7a, and by adding a subdivision. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 160.22, 
        subdivision 7a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7a.  [SCOPE; TREE AND HEDGE DEFINED.] For purposes of 
        subdivisions 5 to 8 this section, "tree" means a tree or woody 
        perennial shrub or vine which is at least six inches in 
        diameter, as measured at a point two feet from the ground, and 
        "hedge" means any planted and maintained hedge within the 
        right-of-way. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 160.22, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [PLATTED TOWN ROADS.] The town road authority 
        may cut and remove trees and hedges within the limits of a town 
        road that is dedicated by plat.  The cutting and removing is not 
        subject to this section.  The timber or wood that is cut belongs 
        to the town road authority and may be disposed of as the town 
        road authority considers proper without any notice that is 
        otherwise required by this section. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 and 2 are effective July 1, 1994. 
           Presented to the governor April 5, 1994 
           Signed by the governor April 6, 1994, 11:27 a.m.