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HF 3556

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/07/2022 04:15pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to judiciary; limiting fees for uncertified copies of documents to the cost
of producing the copy; prohibiting fees for viewing and downloading district court
documents made available online; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section
357.021, subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 357.021, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Fee amounts.

The fees to be charged and collected by the court administrator
shall be as follows:

(1) In every civil action or proceeding in said court, including any case arising under
the tax laws of the state that could be transferred or appealed to the Tax Court, the plaintiff,
petitioner, or other moving party shall pay, when the first paper is filed for that party in said
action, a fee of $285, except in marriage dissolution actions the fee is $315.

The defendant or other adverse or intervening party, or any one or more of several
defendants or other adverse or intervening parties appearing separately from the others,
shall pay, when the first paper is filed for that party in said action, a fee of $285, except in
marriage dissolution actions the fee is $315. This subdivision does not apply to the filing
of an Application for Discharge of Judgment. Section 548.181 applies to an Application
for Discharge of Judgment.

The party requesting a trial by jury shall pay $100.

The fees above stated shall be the full trial fee chargeable to said parties irrespective of
whether trial be to the court alone, to the court and jury, or disposed of without trial, and
shall include the entry of judgment in the action, but does not include copies or certified
copies of any papers so filed or proceedings under chapter 103E, except the provisions
therein as to appeals.

(2) Certified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding, $14deleted text begin, and $8
for an uncertified copy
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new text begin (3) Uncertified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding, a fee for
each page copied that is equal to the materials and labor used to produce the copy and fixed
by rule or order of the court, except that the total fee may not exceed $8 and no fee is required
to view or download a copy of any document available on an online platform for public
access to court records.
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end Issuing a subpoena, $16 for each name.

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end Filing a motion or response to a motion in civil, family, excluding child support,
and guardianship cases, $75.

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end Issuing an execution and filing the return thereof; issuing a writ of attachment,
injunction, habeas corpus, mandamus, quo warranto, certiorari, or other writs not specifically
mentioned, $55.

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end Issuing a transcript of judgment, or for filing and docketing a transcript of
judgment from another court, $40.

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end Filing and entering a satisfaction of judgment, partial satisfaction, or assignment
of judgment, $5.

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end Certificate as to existence or nonexistence of judgments docketed, $5 for each
name certified to.

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end Filing and indexing trade name; or recording basic science certificate; or
recording certificate of physicians, osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, veterinarians, or
optometrists, $5.

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end For the filing of each partial, final, or annual account in all trusteeships, $55.

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end For the deposit of a will, $27.

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end For recording notary commission, $20.

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end Filing a motion or response to a motion for modification of child support, a
fee of $50.

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end All other services required by law for which no fee is provided, such fee as
compares favorably with those herein provided, or such as may be fixed by rule or order of
the court.

deleted text begin (15)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end In addition to any other filing fees under this chapter, a surcharge in the amount
of $75 must be assessed in accordance with section 259.52, subdivision 14, for each adoption
petition filed in district court to fund the fathers' adoption registry under section 259.52.

The fees in clauses deleted text begin(3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end and deleted text begin(5)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end need not be paid by a public authority or the party
the public authority represents.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2022.
new text end