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HF 512

2nd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/23/2015 03:51pm

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Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/02/2015
1st Engrossment Posted on 02/12/2015
2nd Engrossment Posted on 03/23/2015

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A bill for an act
relating to family law; establishing a child support work group; appropriating
money.

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

Section 1. new text beginCHILD SUPPORT WORK GROUP.
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new text begin (a) A child support work group is established to review the parenting expense
adjustment in Minnesota Statutes, section 518A.36, and to identify and recommend
changes to the parenting expense adjustment.
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new text begin (b) Members of the work group shall include:
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new text begin (1) two members of the house of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the
house and one appointed by the minority leader;
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new text begin (2) two members of the senate, one appointed by the majority leader and one
appointed by the minority leader;
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new text begin (3) the commissioner of human services or a designee;
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new text begin (4) one staff member from the Child Support Division of the Department of Human
Services, appointed by the commissioner;
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new text begin (5) one representative of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law section,
appointed by the section;
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new text begin (6) one representative of the Minnesota County Attorney's Association, appointed
by the association;
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new text begin (7) one representative of the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, appointed by
the coalition;
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new text begin (8) one representative of the Minnesota Family Support and Recovery Council,
appointed by the council; and
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new text begin (9) two representatives from parent advocacy groups, one representing custodial
parents and one representing noncustodial parents, appointed by the commissioner of
human services.
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new text begin The commissioner, or the commissioner's designee, shall appoint the work group chair.
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new text begin (c) The work group shall be authorized to retain the services of an economist to help
create an equitable parenting expense adjustment formula. The work group may hire an
economist by use of a sole-source contract.
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new text begin (d) The work group shall issue a report to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over civil law, judiciary, and health and
human services by January 15, 2016. The report must include recommendations for
changes to the computation of child support and recommendations on the composition
of a permanent child support task force.
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new text begin (e) Terms, compensation, and removal of members and the filling of vacancies are
governed by Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059.
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new text begin (f) The work group expires January 16, 2016.
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Sec. 2. new text beginCHILD SUPPORT WORK GROUP.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2016 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of human services for facilitation of the duties of the child support work group.
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