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Minnesota Session Laws - 1993, Regular Session

Key: (1) 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 thereafter during 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.

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