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Key: (1) language to be deleted (2) new language

                            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.

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