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§ 5-405. Railroad companies--In general

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Utilities

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Powers, Duties, and Prohibitions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Franchises and Condemnation (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 5-405
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 5-405
§ 5-405. Railroad companies--In general
Agreements with owners
(a) A railroad company or its authorized agent may agree with the owner to purchase, use, occupy, or divert the owner's land, earth, gravel, stone, timber, streams, materials, or improvements that the company wants for the proper construction or repair of the railroad company's roads or works.
Power of railroad companies to acquire property by condemnation
(b) The company may acquire the property by condemnation under Title 12 of the Real Property Article if:
(1) the company cannot agree with the owner of the property; or
(2) an owner:
(i) is a minor, is adjudged to be mentally incompetent, or is under any other legal disability to contract; or
(ii) is absent from the county in which the property is located when the company wants the property.


Added by Acts 1998, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1998.
Formerly Art. 23, § 193.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 5-405, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 5-405
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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