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                            CHAPTER 181-H.F.No. 1898 
                  An act relating to highways; repealing requirement 
                  that designation of natural preservation routes on 
                  county state-aid highways be reviewed by advisory 
                  committee; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 
                  162.021, subdivision 5.  
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 162.021, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [DESIGNATION.] (a) The commissioner may designate 
        a county state-aid highway as a natural preservation route only 
        on petition of the county board of the county having 
        jurisdiction over the road.  Within 60 days after a county board 
        receives a written request to designate a county state-aid 
        highway as a natural preservation route, the county board shall 
        act on the request. 
           (b) The commissioner shall appoint an advisory committee 
        for each construction district consisting of seven members:  one 
        member of the Department of Natural Resources, one county 
        commissioner, one county highway engineer, one representative of 
        a recognized environmental organization, and three members of 
        the public.  The commissioner shall refer each petition received 
        under this subdivision to the appropriate advisory committee.  
        The advisory committee shall consider the petition for 
        designation and make a recommendation to the commissioner.  
        Following receipt of the committee's recommendation, the 
        commissioner may designate the highway as a natural preservation 
        route. 
           Presented to the governor May 7, 2004 
           Signed by the governor May 10, 2004, 10:00 p.m.