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    Laws of Minnesota 1993 

                        CHAPTER 321-S.F.No. 532 
           An act relating to courts; conciliation court; 
          adopting one body of law to govern conciliation 
          courts; increasing the jurisdictional limit; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 481.02, subdivision 
          3; and 549.09, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new 
          law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 550; proposing 
          coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
          491A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 
          487.30; 488A.12; 488A.13; 488A.14; 488A.15; 488A.16; 
          488A.17; 488A.29; 488A.30; 488A.31; 488A.32; 488A.33; 
          and 488A.34; and Laws 1992, chapter 591, section 21. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 481.02, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [PERMITTED ACTIONS.] The provisions of this 
section shall not prohibit:  
    (1) any person from drawing, without charge, any document 
to which the person, an employer of the person, a firm of which 
the person is a member, or a corporation whose officer or 
employee the person is, is a party, except another's will or 
testamentary disposition or instrument of trust serving purposes 
similar to those of a will; 
    (2) a person from drawing a will for another in an 
emergency if the imminence of death leaves insufficient time to 
have it drawn and its execution supervised by a licensed 
attorney-at-law; 
    (3) any insurance company from causing to be defended, or 
from offering to cause to be defended through lawyers of its 
selection, the insureds in policies issued or to be issued by 
it, in accordance with the terms of the policies; 
    (4) a licensed attorney-at-law from acting for several 
common-carrier corporations or any of its subsidiaries pursuant 
to arrangement between the corporations; 
    (5) any bona fide labor organization from giving legal 
advice to its members in matters arising out of their 
employment; 
       (6) any person from conferring or cooperating with a 
licensed attorney-at-law of another in preparing any legal 
document, if the attorney is not, directly or indirectly, in the 
employ of the person or of any person, firm, or corporation 
represented by the person; 
       (7) any licensed attorney-at-law of Minnesota, who is an 
officer or employee of a corporation, from drawing, for or 
without compensation, any document to which the corporation is a 
party or in which it is interested personally or in a 
representative capacity, except wills or testamentary 
dispositions or instruments of trust serving purposes similar to 
those of a will, but any charge made for the legal work 
connected with preparing and drawing the document shall not 
exceed the amount paid to and received and retained by the 
attorney, and the attorney shall not, directly or indirectly, 
rebate the fee to or divide the fee with the corporation; 
       (8) any person or corporation from drawing, for or without 
a fee, farm or house leases, notes, mortgages, chattel 
mortgages, bills of sale, deeds, assignments, satisfactions, or 
any other conveyances except testamentary dispositions and 
instruments of trust; 
       (9) a licensed attorney-at-law of Minnesota from rendering 
to a corporation legal services to itself at the expense of one 
or more of its bona fide principal stockholders by whom the 
attorney is employed and by whom no compensation is, directly or 
indirectly, received for the services; 
       (10) any person or corporation engaged in the business of 
making collections from engaging or turning over to an 
attorney-at-law for the purpose of instituting and conducting 
suit or making proof of claim of a creditor in any case in which 
the attorney-at-law receives the entire compensation for the 
work; 
      (11) any regularly established farm journal or newspaper, 
devoted to general news, from publishing a department of legal 
questions and answers to them, made by a licensed 
attorney-at-law, if no answer is accompanied or at any time 
preceded or followed by any charge for it, any disclosure of any 
name of the maker of any answer, any recommendation of or 
reference to any one to furnish legal advice or services, or by 
any legal advice or service for the periodical or any one 
connected with it or suggested by it, directly or indirectly; 
      (12) any authorized management agent of an owner of rental 
property used for residential purposes, whether the management 
agent is a natural person, corporation, partnership, limited 
partnership, or any other business entity, from commencing, 
maintaining, conducting, or defending in its own behalf any 
action in any court in this state to recover or retain 
possession of the property, except that the provision of this 
clause does not authorize a person who is not a licensed 
attorney-at-law to conduct a jury trial or to appear before a 
district court or the court of appeals or supreme court pursuant 
to an appeal; 
     (13) any person from commencing, maintaining, conducting, 
or defending on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant any action 
in any court of this state pursuant to the provisions of section 
566.175 or sections 566.18 to 566.35 or from commencing, 
maintaining, conducting, or defending on behalf of the plaintiff 
or defendant any action in any court of this state for the 
recovery of rental property used for residential purposes 
pursuant to the provisions of section 566.02 or 566.03, 
subdivision 1, except that the provision of this clause does not 
authorize a person who is not a licensed attorney-at-law to 
conduct a jury trial or to appear before a district court or the 
court of appeals or supreme court pursuant to an appeal, and 
provided that, except for a nonprofit corporation, a person who 
is not a licensed attorney-at-law shall not charge or collect a 
separate fee for services rendered pursuant to this clause; 
    (14) the delivery of legal services by a specialized legal 
assistant in accordance with a specialty license issued by the 
supreme court before July 1, 1995; 
    (15) the sole shareholder of a corporation from appearing 
on behalf of the corporation in court; or 
    (16) an officer, shareholder, director manager, partner, or 
employee from appearing on behalf of a corporation, limited 
liability company, partnership, sole proprietorship, or 
association in conciliation court or in a district court action 
removed from conciliation court, in accordance with 
section 487.30, subdivision 4a, or in district court in an 
action that was removed from conciliation court 3, subdivision 4.
    Sec. 2.  [491A.01] [ESTABLISHMENT; POWERS; JURISDICTION.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The district court in each 
county shall establish a conciliation court division with the 
jurisdiction and powers set forth in this chapter. 
    Subd. 2.  [POWERS; ISSUANCE OF PROCESS.] The conciliation 
court has all powers, and may issue process as necessary or 
proper to carry out the purposes of this chapter.  No writ of 
execution or garnishment summons may be issued out of 
conciliation court. 
    Subd. 3.  [JURISDICTION; GENERAL.] (a) Except as provided 
in subdivisions 4 and 5, the conciliation court has jurisdiction 
to hear, conciliate, try, and determine civil claims if the 
amount of money or property that is the subject matter of the 
claim does not exceed $6,000, or, on and after July 1, 1994, 
$7,500 or $4,000 if the claim involves a consumer credit 
transaction.  "Consumer credit transaction" means a sale of 
personal property, or a loan arranged to facilitate the purchase 
of personal property, in which: 
    (1) credit is granted by a seller or a lender who regularly 
engages as a seller or lender in credit transactions of the same 
kind; 
    (2) the buyer is a natural person; 
    (3) the claimant is the seller or lender in the 
transaction; and 
    (4) the personal property is purchased primarily for a 
personal, family, or household purpose and not for a commercial, 
agricultural, or business purpose. 
    (b) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision and 
subdivisions 5 to 10, the territorial jurisdiction of 
conciliation court is coextensive with the county in which the 
court is established.  The summons in a conciliation court 
action under subdivisions 6 to 10 may be served anywhere in the 
state, and the summons in a conciliation court action under 
subdivision 7, paragraph (b), may be served outside the state in 
the manner provided by law.  The court administrator shall serve 
the summons in a conciliation court action by first class mail, 
except that if the amount of money or property that is the 
subject of the claim exceeds $2,500, the summons must be served 
by the plaintiff by certified mail, and service on nonresident 
defendants must be made in accordance with applicable law or 
rule.  Subpoenas to secure the attendance of nonparty witnesses 
and the production of documents at trial may be served anywhere 
within the state in the manner provided by law. 
      When a court administrator is required to summon the 
defendant by certified mail under this paragraph, the summons 
may be made by personal service in the manner provided in the 
rules of civil procedure for personal service of a summons of 
the district court as an alternative to service by certified 
mail. 
    Subd. 4.  [JURISDICTION; EXCLUSIONS.] The conciliation 
court does not have jurisdiction over the following actions: 
    (1) involving title to real estate, including actions to 
determine boundary lines; 
    (2) involving claims of defamation by libel or slander; 
    (3) for specific performance, except to the extent 
authorized in subdivision 5; 
    (4) brought or defended on behalf of a class; 
    (5) requesting or involving prejudgment remedies; 
    (6) involving injunctive relief, except to the extent 
authorized in subdivision 5; 
    (7) pursuant to chapters 256, 257, 259, 260, 518, 518A, 
518B, and 518C, except for actions involving debts owed to state 
agencies or political subdivisions that arise under those 
chapters; 
    (8) pursuant to chapters 524 and 525; 
    (9) where jurisdiction is vested exclusively in another 
court or division of district court; 
    (10) for unlawful detainer; and 
     (11) involving medical malpractice. 
    Subd. 5.  [JURISDICTION; PERSONAL PROPERTY.] If the 
controversy concerns the ownership or possession of personal 
property the value of which does not exceed the jurisdictional 
limit under subdivision 3, the conciliation court has 
jurisdiction to determine the ownership and possession of the 
property and direct any party to deliver the property to another 
party.  Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, once the 
judgment of the court directing return of the property becomes 
final, it is enforceable by the sheriff of the county in which 
the property is located without further legal process.  The 
sheriff is authorized to effect repossession of the property 
according to law, including, but not limited to:  (1) entry upon 
the premises for the purposes of demanding the property and 
ascertaining whether the property is present and taking 
possession of it; and (2) causing the building or enclosure 
where the property is located to be broken open and the property 
taken out of the building and if necessary to that end, the 
sheriff may call the power of the county to the sheriff's aid.  
If the party against whom the judgment is directed is not 
physically present at the time of entry by the sheriff, then a 
copy of the judgment must be served upon any person in 
possession of the property or if no person is present, a copy of 
the judgment must be left on the premises.  After taking 
possession of the property, the sheriff shall turn the property 
over to the prevailing party. 
    Subd. 6.  [JURISDICTION; STUDENT LOANS.] The conciliation 
court also has jurisdiction to determine a civil action 
commenced by a plaintiff educational institution, including but 
not limited to, a state university or community college, with 
administrative offices in the county in which the conciliation 
court is located, to recover the amount of a student loan or 
loans even though the defendant or defendants are not residents 
of the county under the following conditions: 
    (1) the student loan or loans were originally awarded in 
the county in which the conciliation court is located; 
    (2) notice that payment on the loan is overdue has 
previously been sent by first class mail to the borrower to the 
last known address reported by the borrower to the educational 
institution; and 
    (3) the notice states that the educational institution may 
commence a conciliation court action in the county where the 
loan was awarded to recover the amount of the loan. 
    Subd. 7.  [JURISDICTION; FOREIGN DEFENDANTS.] (a) If a 
foreign corporation is subject by law to service of process in 
this state or is subject to service of process outside this 
state under section 543.19, a conciliation court action may be 
commenced against the foreign corporation: 
    (1) in the county where the corporation's registered agent 
is located; 
    (2) in the county where the cause of action arose, if the 
corporation has a place of business in that county either at the 
time the cause of action arose or at the time the action was 
commenced; or 
    (3) in the county in which the plaintiff resides, if the 
corporation does not appoint or maintain a registered agent in 
this state, withdraws from the state, or the certificate of 
authority of the corporation is canceled or revoked. 
     (b) If a nonresident other than a foreign corporation is 
subject to service of process outside this state under section 
543.19, a conciliation court action may be commenced against the 
nonresident in the county in which the plaintiff resides. 
    Subd. 8.  [JURISDICTION; MULTIPLE DEFENDANTS.] The 
conciliation court also has jurisdiction to determine a civil 
action commenced against two or more defendants in the county in 
which one or more of the defendants resides.  Counterclaims may 
be commenced in the county where the original action was 
commenced. 
     Subd. 9.  [JURISDICTION; RENTAL PROPERTY.] The conciliation 
court also has jurisdiction to determine an action commenced 
under section 504.20 for the recovery of a deposit on rental 
property, or under section 504.245, 504.255, or 504.26, in the 
county in which the rental property is located. 
     Subd. 10.  [JURISDICTION; DISHONORED CHECKS.] The 
conciliation court also has jurisdiction to determine a civil 
action commenced by a plaintiff, resident of the county, to 
recover the amount of a dishonored check issued in the county, 
even though the defendant or defendants are not residents of the 
county, if the notice of nonpayment or dishonor described in 
section 609.535, subdivision 3, is sent to the maker or drawer 
as specified in that section and the notice states that the 
payee or holder of the check may commence a conciliation court 
action in the county where the dishonored check was issued to 
recover the amount of the check.  This subdivision does not 
apply to a check that has been dishonored by stop payment order. 
    Sec. 3.  [491A.02] [PROCEDURE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [PROCEDURE; RULES; FORMS.] The 
determination of claims in conciliation court must be without 
jury trial and by a simple and informal procedure.  Conciliation 
court proceedings must not be reported.  By July 1, 1993, the 
supreme court shall promulgate rules governing pleading, 
practice, and procedure for conciliation courts, and shall 
promulgate uniform claim and counterclaim forms.  The claim and 
summons must include a conspicuous notice in at least 10-point 
bold type regarding the consequences of a failure to appear at a 
conciliation court hearing.  Each conciliation court shall 
accept a uniform claim or counterclaim that has been properly 
completed and forwarded to the court together with the entire 
filing fee, if any. 
    Subd. 2.  [ASSISTANCE TO LITIGANTS.] Under the supervision 
of the conciliation court judges, the court administrator shall 
explain to litigants the procedure and functions of the 
conciliation court and shall on request assist them in filling 
out all forms and pleading necessary for the presentation of 
their claims or counterclaims to the court.  The uniform claim 
and counterclaim forms must be accepted by any court 
administrator and shall on request be forwarded together with 
the entire filing fee, if any, to the court administrator of the 
appropriate conciliation court.  The court administrator shall 
on request assist judgment creditors and debtors in the 
preparation of the forms necessary to obtain satisfaction of a 
final judgment.  The performance of duties prescribed in this 
subdivision do not constitute the practice of law for purposes 
of section 481.02, subdivision 8. 
    Subd. 3.  [FEES.] The court administrator shall charge and 
collect the fee established pursuant to section 357.022, 
together with applicable law library fees established pursuant 
to law, from a plaintiff and from a defendant when the first 
paper for that party is filed in any conciliation court action.  
The rules promulgated by the supreme court shall provide for 
commencement of an action without payment of fees when a 
litigant who is a natural person claims an inability to pay the 
fees, provided that if the litigant prevails on a claim or 
counterclaim, the fees must be paid to the administrator out of 
any money recovered by the litigant. 
    Subd. 4.  [REPRESENTATION.] A corporation, partnership, 
limited liability company, sole proprietorship, or association 
may be represented in conciliation court by an officer, manager, 
or partner or may appoint a natural person who is an employee to 
appear on its behalf or settle a claim in conciliation court.  
This representation does not constitute the practice of law for 
purposes of section 481.02, subdivision 8.  In the case of an 
officer or employee, an authorized power of attorney, corporate 
authorization resolution, corporate bylaw, or other evidence of 
authority acceptable to the court must be filed with the claim 
or presented at the hearing.  This subdivision also applies to 
appearances in district court by a corporation or limited 
liability company with five or fewer shareholders or members if 
the action was removed from conciliation court. 
     Subd. 5.  [INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS.] A judgment ordered may 
provide for satisfaction by payments in installments in amounts 
and at such times, not exceeding one year for the last 
installment, as the judge determines to be just and reasonable.  
If any installment is not paid when due, the entire balance of 
the judgment order becomes immediately due and payable. 
    Subd. 6.  [APPEAL BY REMOVAL TO DISTRICT COURT; TRIAL DE 
NOVO; NOTICE OF COSTS.] The rules promulgated by the supreme 
court must provide for a right of appeal from the decision of 
the conciliation court by removal to the district court for a 
trial de novo.  The notice of order for judgment must contain a 
statement that if the removing party does not prevail in 
district court as provided in subdivision 7, the opposing party 
may be awarded an additional $50 as costs. 
    Subd. 7.  [COSTS IN DISTRICT COURT.] (a) For the purposes 
of this subdivision, "removing party" means the first party who 
serves or files a demand for removal.  "Opposing party" means 
any party as to whom the removing party seeks a reversal in 
whole or in part. 
    (b) If the removing party prevails in district court, the 
removing party may recover costs from the opposing party as 
though the action were commenced in district court.  If the 
removing party does not prevail, the court shall order an 
additional $50 to be paid to the opposing party as costs.  If 
the removing party is eligible to proceed under section 563.01, 
the additional $50 costs may be waived if the court, in its 
discretion, determines that a hardship exists and that the case 
was removed from conciliation court in good faith. 
     (c) For purposes of this section, the removing party 
prevails in district court if: 
     (1) the removing party recovers at least $500 or 50 percent 
of the amount of value of property that the removing party 
requested on removal, whichever is less, when the removing party 
was denied any recovery in conciliation court; 
    (2) the opposing party does not recover any amount or any 
property from the removing party in district court when the 
opposing party recovered some amount or some property in 
conciliation court; 
    (3) the removing party recovers an amount or value of 
property in district court that exceeds the amount or value of 
property that the removing party recovered in conciliation court 
by at least $500 or 50 percent, whichever is less; or 
    (4) the amount or value of property that the opposing party 
recovers from the removing party in district court is reduced 
from the amount or value of property that the opposing party 
recovered in conciliation court by at least $500 or 50 percent, 
whichever is less. 
     (d) Costs or disbursements in conciliation or district 
court must not be considered in determining whether there was a 
recovery by either party in either court or in determining the 
difference in recovery under this section. 
     Subd. 8.  [APPEAL FROM DISTRICT COURT.] Decisions of the 
district court on removal from a conciliation court 
determination on the merits may be appealed to the court of 
appeals as in other civil actions. 
     Subd. 9.  [JUDGMENT DEBTOR DISCLOSURE.] Unless the parties 
have otherwise agreed, if a conciliation court judgment or a 
judgment of district court on removal from conciliation court 
has been docketed in district court for at least 30 days, and 
the judgment is not satisfied, the district court in the county 
in which the judgment originated shall, upon request of the 
judgment creditor, order the judgment debtor to mail to the 
judgment creditor information as to the nature, amount, 
identity, and locations of all the debtor's assets, liabilities, 
and personal earning.  The information must be provided on a 
form prescribed by the supreme court, and the information shall 
be sufficiently detailed to enable the judgment creditor to 
obtain satisfaction of the judgment by way of execution on 
nonexempt assets and earnings of the judgment debtor.  The order 
must contain a notice that failure to complete the form and mail 
it to the judgment creditor within ten days after service of the 
order may result in a citation for civil contempt of court.  
Cash bail posted as a result of being cited for civil contempt 
of court order under this section may be ordered payable to the 
creditor to satisfy the judgment, either partially or fully. 
     Sec. 4.  [491A.03] [JUDGES; ADMINISTRATOR; REPORTER; 
SUPPLIES.] 
     Subdivision 1.  [JUDGES; REFEREES.] The judges of district 
court shall serve as judges of conciliation court.  In the 
second and fourth judicial districts, a majority of the judges 
of the district may appoint one or more suitable persons to act 
as referees in conciliation court; a majority of the judges of 
the district shall establish qualification for the office, 
specify the duties and length of service of referees, and fix 
their compensation not to exceed an amount per day determined by 
the chief judge of the judicial district. 
    Subd. 2.  [ADMINISTRATOR.] The court administrator of the 
district court shall serve as the court administrator of 
conciliation court.  The court administrator shall account for 
and pay over to the appropriate official all fees received by 
the court administrator. 
    Subd. 3.  [COURT REPORTER.] Each court reporter appointed 
by a judge of district court shall, at the request of the judge, 
assist that judge in performing the judge's duties as 
conciliation court judge.  A court reporter may not take 
official notes of any trial or proceedings in conciliation court.
    Subd. 4.  [QUARTERS; SUPPLIES.] The county in which the 
court is established shall provide suitable quarters for the 
court.  Except as otherwise provided by law, all expenses for 
necessary blanks, stationery, books, furniture, furnishings, and 
other supplies for the use of the court and the officers of the 
court shall be included in the budget for the court 
administrator's office provided by the county board pursuant to 
section 485.018, subdivision 6. 
     Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 549.09, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [WHEN OWED; RATE.] (a) When a judgment or 
award is for the recovery of money, including a judgment for the 
recovery of taxes, interest from the time of the verdict, award, 
or report until judgment is finally entered shall be computed by 
the court administrator or arbitrator as provided in clause (c) 
and added to the judgment or award.  
    (b) Except as otherwise provided by contract or allowed by 
law, preverdict, preaward, or prereport interest on pecuniary 
damages shall be computed as provided in clause (c) from the 
time of the commencement of the action or a demand for 
arbitration, or the time of a written notice of claim, whichever 
occurs first, except as provided herein.  The action must be 
commenced within two years of a written notice of claim for 
interest to begin to accrue from the time of the notice of 
claim.  If either party serves a written offer of settlement, 
the other party may serve a written acceptance or a written 
counteroffer within 30 days.  After that time, interest on the 
judgment or award shall be calculated by the judge or arbitrator 
in the following manner.  The prevailing party shall receive 
interest on any judgment or award from the time of commencement 
of the action or a demand for arbitration, or the time of a 
written notice of claim, or as to special damages from the time 
when special damages were incurred, if later, until the time of 
verdict, award, or report only if the amount of its offer is 
closer to the judgment or award than the amount of the opposing 
party's offer.  If the amount of the losing party's offer was 
closer to the judgment or award than the prevailing party's 
offer, the prevailing party shall receive interest only on the 
amount of the settlement offer or the judgment or award, 
whichever is less, and only from the time of commencement of the 
action or a demand for arbitration, or the time of a written 
notice of claim, or as to special damages from when the special 
damages were incurred, if later, until the time the settlement 
offer was made.  Subsequent offers and counteroffers supersede 
the legal effect of earlier offers and counteroffers.  For the 
purposes of clause (3), the amount of settlement offer must be 
allocated between past and future damages in the same proportion 
as determined by the trier of fact.  Except as otherwise 
provided by contract or allowed by law, preverdict, preaward, or 
prereport interest shall not be awarded on the following:  
    (1) judgments, awards, or benefits in workers' compensation 
cases, but not including third-party actions; 
    (2) judgments or awards for future damages; 
    (3) punitive damages, fines, or other damages that are 
noncompensatory in nature; 
    (4) judgments or awards not in excess of the amount 
specified in section 487.30 2; and 
    (5) that portion of any verdict, award, or report which is 
founded upon interest, or costs, disbursements, attorney fees, 
or other similar items added by the court or arbitrator. 
    (c) The interest shall be computed as simple interest per 
annum.  The rate of interest shall be based on the secondary 
market yield of one year United States treasury bills, 
calculated on a bank discount basis as provided in this section. 
    On or before the 20th day of December of each year the 
state court administrator shall determine the rate from the 
secondary market yield on one year United States treasury bills 
for the most recent calendar month, reported on a monthly basis 
in the latest statistical release of the board of governors of 
the federal reserve system.  This yield, rounded to the nearest 
one percent, shall be the annual interest rate during the 
succeeding calendar year.  The state court administrator shall 
communicate the interest rates to the court administrators and 
sheriffs for use in computing the interest on verdicts and shall 
make the interest rates available to arbitrators. 
    When a judgment creditor, or the judgment creditor's 
attorney or agent, has received a payment after entry of 
judgment, whether the payment is made voluntarily by or on 
behalf of the judgment debtor, or is collected by legal process 
other than execution levy where a proper return has been filed 
with the court administrator, the judgment creditor, or the 
judgment creditor's attorney, before applying to the court 
administrator for an execution shall file with the court 
administrator an affidavit of partial satisfaction.  The 
affidavit must state the dates and amounts of payments made upon 
the judgment after the most recent affidavit of partial 
satisfaction filed, if any; the part of each payment that is 
applied to taxable disbursements and to accrued interest and to 
the unpaid principal balance of the judgment; and the accrued, 
but the unpaid interest owing, if any, after application of each 
payment. 
    (d) This section does not apply to arbitrations between 
employers and employees under chapter 179 or 179A.  An 
arbitrator is neither required to nor prohibited from awarding 
interest under chapter 179 or under section 179A.16 for 
essential employees. 
    Sec. 6.  [550.011] [JUDGMENT DEBTOR DISCLOSURE.] 
    Unless the parties have otherwise agreed, if a judgment has 
been docketed in district court for at least 30 days, and the 
judgment is not satisfied, the district court in the county in 
which the judgment originated shall, upon request of the 
judgment creditor, order the judgment debtor to mail by 
certified mail to the judgment creditor information as to the 
nature, amount, identity, and locations of all the debtor's 
assets, liabilities, and personal earnings.  The information 
must be provided on a form prescribed by the supreme court, and 
the information shall be sufficiently detailed to enable the 
judgment creditor to obtain satisfaction of the judgment by way 
of execution on nonexempt assets and earnings of the judgment 
debtor.  The order must contain a notice that failure to 
complete the form and mail it to the judgment creditor within 
ten days after service of the order may result in a citation for 
civil contempt of court.  Cash bail posted as a result of being 
cited for civil contempt of court order under this section may 
be ordered payable to the creditor to satisfy the judgment, 
either partially or fully. 
    Sec. 7.  [REPEALER.] 
    Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 487.30; 488A.12; 488A.13; 
488A.14; 488A.15; 488A.16; 488A.17; 488A.29; 488A.30; 488A.31; 
488A.32; 488A.33; and 488A.34; and Laws 1992, chapter 591, 
section 21, are repealed. 
    Sec. 8.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 5 and 7 are effective July 1, 1993. 
    Presented to the governor May 17, 1993 
    Signed by the governor May 20, 1993, 2:08 p.m.