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S.F. No. 1251 - Limiting Railroad Condemnation Powers over Certain Hennepin County Property (Second Engrossment)
Author: Senator Ann H. Rest
Prepared By: Krista Boyd, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-7681)
Date: April 8, 2015


Section 1 provides that a foreign or domestic railroad company may not exercise eminent domain power over a property interest of certain Hennepin County government agencies if the agency finds and resolves that public safety or first-responder access will be substantially and adversely affected by the railroad company taking. 

Section 2 gives the section retroactive effect from March 2, 2015, and applies it to any eminent domain action to acquire land owned by the named entities.


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