An Act Regarding Conveyance of Easements across Railroad Rights-of-way
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §6209, sub-§6, as amended by PL 1993, c. 728, §13, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 12 MRSA §598, sub-§4, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 639, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 12 MRSA §598, sub-§5, as amended by PL 1997, c. 678, §7, is further amended to read:
Sec. 4. 12 MRSA §1814-A is enacted to read:
§ 1814-A. Easements across rail trails.
With the consent of the Governor and the commissioner, the bureau may sell or convey easements across railroad rights-of-way acquired under section 1813 without legislative approval under section 598-A in accordance with rules adopted by the bureau under this section. The rules must define the type, size and use of easements that may be sold or conveyed under this section or under Title 5, section 6209, subsection 6. Rules adopted in this section are major substantive rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
This bill allows the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands and the Land For Maine's Future Board to sell or convey easements across rail trails without legislative approval.