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CHAPTER 372-S.F.No. 2742 An act relating to family law; changing the time for filing a notice to remove; requiring a study of medical support statutes; eliminating certain requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 542.16, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 144.224; 518.147; and 518.583. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 542.16, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [INITIAL DISQUALIFICATION.] Any party, or the party's attorney, to a cause pending in a district court
, within one day after it is ascertained which judge is to preside at the trial or hearing thereof, or at the hearing of any motion or order to show cause, except for a proceeding under section 484.702, may make and file with the court administrator in which the action is pending and serve on the opposite party a notice to remove. The notice must be served and filed within ten days after the party receives notice of which judge or judicial officer is to preside at the trial or hearing, or, if no notice of a hearing is served with the summons, then within the time to answer the summons, whichever is later. Thereupon without any further act or proof, the chief judge of the judicial district shall assign any other judge of any court within the district to preside at the trial of the cause or the hearing of the motion or order to show cause, and the cause shall be continued on the calendar, until the assigned judge can be present. In criminal actions the notice to remove shall be made and filed with the court administrator by the defendant, or the defendant's attorney, not less than two days before the expiration of the time allowed by law to prepare for trial and in any of those cases the presiding judge shall be incapacitated to try the cause. In criminal cases, the chief judge, for the purpose of securing a speedy trial, may change the place of trial to another county. Sec. 2. [MEDICAL SUPPORT RECOMMENDATIONS.] The commissioner of human services, in consultation with the commissioner's advisory committee, shall study and make recommendations for changes to the medical support statutes under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 518. The commissioner shall consider the medical support recommendations from the federal medical support workgroup created in the Federal Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998, Public Law Number 105-200, section 401. The commissioner shall submit legislative recommendations to the chairs of the senate judiciary committee and the house civil law committee by January 15, 2001. Sec. 3. [REPEALER.] Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 144.224; 518.147; and 518.583, are repealed. Presented to the governor April 10, 2000 Signed by the governor April 13, 2000, 4:27 p.m.