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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. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 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.