Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 68a, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, page 450, after line 3, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:
/ 68A.___ (DOT: Diminished Property) Funds appropriated in this section shall be made available to any property owner whose property value has been diminished by any federal or state statute, including regulations, procedures, manuals, or rulings, that restricts complete ingress or egress to the identified property. A property owner shall make application to the department on forms provided by the department for a specific dollar amount, based on the fair market value of the property as if complete ingress and egress were allowed. The department shall make a determination within thirty days from receipt of the application and shall notify the applicant of its determination. If legal action is initiated against the department, and the court subsequently vacates the department's determination or the court rules in favor of the property owner, the department shall pay all court and legal costs of the property owner, in addition to the requested value of the property. /
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