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HF 2141

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to landlord and tenant; requiring expungement of court eviction
records after one year; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 504B.241,
subdivision 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 504B.241, subdivision 4, is amended to
read:


Subd. 4.

Court file information.

new text begin (a) Court records of an eviction action must be
expunged one year after the action is commenced.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endIf a residential tenant screening service includes information from a court file on
an individual in a residential tenant report, the report must provide the full name and date
of birth of the individual in any case where the court file includes the individual's full name
and date of birth, and the outcome of the court proceeding must be accurately recorded
in the residential tenant report including the specific basis of the court's decision, when
available. deleted text beginIf a tenant screening service knows that a court file has been expunged, thedeleted text end new text beginA
new text endtenant screening service shall delete any reference to deleted text beginthatdeleted text end new text begina court eviction new text endfile in any data
maintained or disseminated by the screening servicenew text begin one year after the eviction action was
commenced
new text end. Whenever the court supplies information from a court file on an individual,
in whatever form, the court shall include the full name and date of birth of the individual,
if that is indicated on the court file or summary, and information on the outcome of the
court proceeding, including the specific basis of the court's decision, coded as provided in
subdivision 5 for the type of action, when it becomes available. The residential tenant
screening service is not liable under section 504B.245 if the residential tenant screening
service reports complete and accurate information as provided by the court.