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                            CHAPTER 102-H.F.No. 988 
                  An act relating to transportation; authorizing 
                  commissioner of transportation to replace railroad 
                  lands needed for a trunk highway; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 2002, section 161.241, subdivision 1. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 161.241, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [ACQUISITION.] Whenever the construction, 
        reconstruction, or improvement of a trunk highway will require 
        the acquisition by the state of lands or interests in lands 
        owned by a railroad company, and will require the railroad 
        company to relocate its tracks in order to provide right-of-way 
        for the trunk highway, the commissioner of transportation 
        may either reimburse the railroad company for replacement lands 
        including all reasonable costs directly related to acquiring the 
        replacement lands, necessary for relocation of its tracks or may 
        acquire, by purchase, gift, or eminent domain proceedings, the 
        lands or interests in lands necessary for the relocation of such 
        tracks.  Such acquisition is deemed to be for a trunk highway 
        purpose.  The commissioner and the railroad company shall 
        mutually agree whether the replacement lands will be provided by 
        the commissioner or acquired by the railroad company. 
           Presented to the governor May 23, 2003 
           Signed by the governor May 25, 2003, 9:58 p.m.