CHAPTER 184--S.F.No. 1620
relating to eminent domain; providing for a hearing before an
administrative law judge on the amount or denial of eligibility for relocation
assistance;amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 117.52, subdivision 4.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 117.52, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Subd. 4. Relocation assistance eligibility or amount determined by
administrative law judge.
Notwithstanding any law or rule to the contrary, if a person
entitled to relocation assistance under this section does not accept the acquiring authority's
offer determination of the amount of relocation assistance or if a person does not accept
the acquiring authority's denial of relocation assistance
, the acquiring authority must
initiate contested case proceedings under sections
for a determination of the
eligibility for or amount of
relocation assistance that must be provided by the acquiring
authority. The administrative law judge's determination of the person's eligibility for or
relocation assistance that the acquiring authority must provide constitutes a
final decision in the case, as provided in section
, subdivision 4. The acquiring
authority must pay all costs of the proceedings. "Costs" is defined in section
subdivision 4, and also includes charges billed by the Office of Administrative Hearings
for the proceedings.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to relocation assistance claims and claims of eligibility for relocation assistance
pending on or made after that date.
Presented to the governor April 17, 2012
Signed by the governor April 18, 2012, 01:49 p.m.