1-44-20. Powers of department as to railroads. The Department of Transportation, with the approval of the South Dakota State Railroad Board and the written consent of the Governor, may enter into agreements, contracts, leases (as lessor or lessee), or other arrangements with any corporation, partnership, individual, agency, or authority, on such terms and conditions as the department shall determine, including providing for the acquisition, operation, maintenance, and improvement of public rail lines, and the acquisition and disposition of any and all rights-of-way, land, facilities, fixtures and appurtenant structures, services and equipment, determined by the department to be necessary or appropriate.
Source: SL 1980, ch 325, § 3; SL 1996, ch 20, § 6.
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