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§39-6-32  Disposition of abandoned railroad property. –

Published: 2015

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SECTION 39-6-32

   § 39-6-32  Disposition of abandoned

railroad property. –

Whenever any railroad is granted permission to abandon any rail line by the

Interstate Commerce Commission and ceases to be used by the railroad claiming

title thereto, and within one year thereafter the head of any department,

board, bureau, commission, or agency of the state government, hereinafter

referred to as the acquiring authority, declares that in his or her opinion the

acquisition thereof will be advantageous to the establishment, construction,

development, betterment, or maintenance of any governmental facility, public

work, public improvement, or public preserve, the acquiring authority shall be

and hereby is authorized and empowered, within the limits of the appropriations

available or that shall be made available therefor, with the approval of the

governor, to acquire interests, estates, easements, and privileges in the right

of way for public use, by purchase, lease, gift, or by proceedings pursuant to

§ 39-6-33.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1969, ch. 240, § 9; P.L. 1992, ch. 331, § 1.)