language to be deleted (2) new language
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.