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Minutes for HB2531 - Committee on Agriculture

Short Title

Allowing certain persons to use the right-of-way of any county road or township road to install, maintain and operate one or more pipelines for agricultural activities.

Minutes Content for Wed, Mar 2, 2022

Chair Rahjes called for discussion and final action on HB2531.

After discussion, Representative Carlin moved, seconded by Representative Xu, to amend the bill.(Attachment 1)

After discussion, Representative Minnix moved a substitute amendment, seconded by Representative Fairchild.(Attachment 2)

Representative Minnix withdrew his amendment.

After further discussion, Representative Minnix moved a substitute amendment, seconded by Representative Fairchild.   This substitute amendment contained Representative Minnix's original substitute amendment and portions of Representative Carlin's amendment, with regard to including board of township trustees and allowing county commissions or boards of townships to have the flexibility to require bond or liability insurance to cover costs of pipeline removal should pipeline ownership be abandoned or if the owner should become deceased.  The Revisor was also granted authority to make technical amendments.

Representative Carlin moved, seconded by Representative Murphy, to pass favorably HB2531 as amendedMotion carried.

Chair Rahjes noted the Committee meetings to be held next week.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.