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SF 2794

as introduced - 81st Legislature (1999 - 2000) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to family law; modifying provisions under the 
  1.3             expedited child support process; amending Minnesota 
  1.4             Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 518.5513, 
  1.5             subdivisions 1 and 3. 
  1.7      Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
  1.8   518.5513, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  1.9      Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL.] The public authority may use the 
  1.10  provisions of This section applies in cases in which support 
  1.11  rights are assigned under section 256.741, subdivision 2, or 
  1.12  where the public authority is providing services under an 
  1.13  application for child support services. 
  1.14     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
  1.15  518.5513, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
  1.17  PLEADINGS.] (a) In cases involving establishment or modification 
  1.18  of a child support order, a nonattorney employee of the public 
  1.19  authority shall prepare a financial worksheet that contains the 
  1.20  initiating party shall include the following information, if 
  1.21  known, in the pleadings, or in the form of an affidavit or other 
  1.22  attachment to the pleadings: 
  1.23     (1) names and addresses of the parties; 
  1.24     (2) Social Security numbers of the parties; 
  1.25     (3) number of members in household of each party and 
  2.1   dependents of the parties other support obligations of the 
  2.2   obligor; 
  2.3      (4) names and addresses of the parties' employers; 
  2.4      (5) net income of the parties as defined in section 
  2.5   518.551, subdivision 5, with the authorized deductions itemized; 
  2.6      (6) amounts and sources of any other earnings and income of 
  2.7   the parties; 
  2.8      (7) health insurance coverage of parties; and 
  2.9      (8) types and amounts of public assistance received by the 
  2.10  parties, including Minnesota family investment plan, child care 
  2.11  assistance, medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, title IV-E foster 
  2.12  care, or other form of assistance as defined in section 256.741, 
  2.13  subdivision 1; and 
  2.14     (9) any other information relevant to the determination of 
  2.15  child or medical support under section 518.171 or 518.551, 
  2.16  subdivision 5. 
  2.17     (b) In preparing the financial worksheet For all matters 
  2.18  scheduled in the expedited process, whether or not initiated by 
  2.19  the public authority, the nonattorney employee of the public 
  2.20  authority shall obtain any income file with the court and serve 
  2.21  on the parties the following information:  
  2.22     (1) information pertaining to the obligor's income 
  2.23  available to the public authority from the department of 
  2.24  economic security and serve this information on; 
  2.25     (2) a statement of the amount of child support, medical 
  2.26  support, child care, and arrears currently being charged the 
  2.27  obligor within the Minnesota system; and 
  2.28     (3) any other information relevant to the determination of 
  2.29  support, including any of the information listed in paragraph 
  2.30  (a), that is known to the public authority, and that has not 
  2.31  been otherwise provided by the parties.  
  2.32     The information must be filed with the court or child 
  2.33  support magistrate at least five days before any hearing 
  2.34  involving child support, medical support, or child care 
  2.35  reimbursement issues. 
  2.36     Sec. 3.  [INSTRUCTION TO THE REVISOR.] 
  3.1      The revisor of statutes shall change the headnote for 
  3.2   Minnesota Statutes, section 518.5513, to "Procedures for child 
  3.3   and medical support orders and parentage orders in the 
  3.4   expediated process."