language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1993 CHAPTER 62-H.F.No. 79 An act relating to courts; grandparent visitation; clarifying that visitation may be sought after completion of proceedings for dissolution, custody, legal separation, annulment, or parentage; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 257.022, subdivision 2; and 518.175, subdivision 7. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 257.022, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [FAMILY COURT PROCEEDINGS.] In all proceedings for dissolution, custody, legal separation, annulment, or parentage
subsequent to, after the commencement of the proceeding, or at any time after completion of the proceedings, and continuing thereafterduring the minority of the child, the court may, upon the request of the parent or grandparent of a party, grant reasonable visitation rights to the unmarried minor child, after dissolution of marriage, legal separation, annulment, or determination of parentage during minority if it finds that visitation rights would be in the best interests of the child and would not interfere with the parent child relationship. The court shall consider the amount of personal contact between the parents or grandparents of the party and the child prior to the application. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 518.175, subdivision 7, is amended to read: Subd. 7. [GRANDPARENT VISITATION.] In all proceedings for dissolution or legal separation, after the commencement of the proceeding or at any time after completion of the proceedings, and continuing during the minority of the child, the court may make an order granting visitation rights to grandparents under section 257.022, subdivision 2. Presented to the governor April 29, 1993 Signed by the governor April 30, 1993, 3:45 p.m.