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                            CHAPTER 84-H.F.No. 1257 
                  An act relating to natural resources; authorizing a 
                  drainage authority to compensate landowners for the 
                  removal of a private bridge or culvert; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 103E.701, by adding a 
                  subdivision. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 103E.701, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5a.  [COMPENSATION TO LANDOWNERS INSTEAD OF BRIDGE OR 
        CULVERT REPAIR.] In a repair proceeding under sections 103E.701 
        to 103E.745, if the drainage authority finds that repairs to a 
        private bridge or culvert are more expensive than compensation 
        to landowners for permanent removal of the bridge or culvert, 
        the drainage authority may order an amount of compensation to be 
        paid to all landowners directly benefiting from the bridge or 
        culvert, provided that: 
           (1) all landowners directly benefiting from the bridge or 
        culvert provide written consent for permanent removal of the 
        bridge or culvert; 
           (2) all landowners directly benefiting from the bridge or 
        culvert agree in writing to permanently waive any right to 
        repair or reconstruction of the bridge or culvert; and 
           (3) the compensation and cost of removing the bridge or 
        culvert is less than the cost of repair of the bridge or culvert.
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           This act is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 20, 2003 
           Signed by the governor May 23, 2003, 3:05 p.m.