1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 338, the first engrossment, as follows:
1.2Page 2, line 14, delete "a fee" and insert "an"
1.3Page 2, line 15, delete "fee" and delete "fee"
1.4Page 3, after line 9, insert:

1.5    "Sec. 3. [216E.121] PROPERTY RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN.
1.6The Department of Commerce shall provide a property rights ombudsman to assist
1.7landowners who may be affected by a proposed high-voltage transmission line of 100
1.8kilovolts or more, or ancillary substations, or a natural gas, petroleum, or petroleum
1.9products pipeline, or ancillary compressor stations or pump stations that requires a
1.10certificate of need under chapter 216B or a site or route permit under chapter 216E.
1.11The ombudsman shall provide impartial information to landowners or others facing a
1.12potential right-of-way acquisition from a project described in this section, including,
1.13but not limited to:
1.14(1) the steps and procedures an acquiring authority must comply with in seeking to
1.15obtain a right-of-way by negotiation or eminent domain;
1.16(2) the timelines associated with various procedures under clause (1);
1.17(3) options and rights of property owners and other persons faced with a right-of-way
1.18acquisition under the law, including rights for reimbursement of costs of appraisals and
1.19relocation costs; and
1.20(4) how to find appraisers and attorneys specializing in right-of-way acquisition to
1.21assist landowners or others.
1.22The department's cost of providing a property rights ombudsman shall be reimbursed
1.23on a prorated basis by the proposers whose projects generate inquiries to the property
1.24rights ombudsman.
1.25EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment."
1.26Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.1Amend the title accordingly