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CHAPTER 196-H.F.No. 1370 An act relating to excavation notification; requiring notice of underground facilities in drawings for bid specifications; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 216D.04, by adding a subdivision. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 216D.04, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 1a. [PLANS FOR EXCAVATION.] (a) Any person, prior to soliciting bids or entering into a contract for excavation, shall provide a proposed excavation request to the notification center to obtain from the affected operators of underground facilities the type, size, and general location of underground facilities. Affected operators shall provide the information within 15 working days. An operator who provides information to a person who is not a unit of government may indicate any portions of the information which are proprietary and may require the person to provide appropriate confidentiality protection. The information obtained from affected operators must be submitted with the final drawing used for the bid or contract. This information must be obtained not more than 90 days before completion of the final drawing used for the bid or contract. (b) This subdivision does not apply to bids and contracts for: (1) routine maintenance of underground facilities or installation, maintenance, or repair of service lines; (2) excavation for operators of underground facilities performed on a unit of work or similar basis; or (3) excavation for home construction and projects by homeowners. (c) This subdivision does not affect the obligation to provide a notice of excavation as required under subdivision 1. Presented to the governor May 19, 1997 Signed by the governor May 20, 1997, 10:20 a.m.
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