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                            CHAPTER 403-S.F.No. 2794 
                  An act relating to family law; modifying provisions 
                  under the expedited child support process; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 518.5513, 
                  subdivisions 1 and 3. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
        518.5513, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL.] The public authority may use the 
        provisions of This section applies in cases in which support 
        rights are assigned under section 256.741, subdivision 2, or 
        where the public authority is providing services under an 
        application for child support services. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
        518.5513, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [PREPARATION OF FINANCIAL WORKSHEET CONTENTS OF 
        PLEADINGS.] (a) In cases involving establishment or modification 
        of a child support order, a nonattorney employee of the public 
        authority shall prepare a financial worksheet that contains the 
        initiating party shall include the following information, if 
        known, in the pleadings: 
           (1) names and, addresses, and dates of birth of the 
        parties; 
           (2) Social Security numbers of the parties and the minor 
        children of the parties, which information shall be considered 
        private information and shall be available only to the parties, 
        the court, and the public authority; 
           (3) number of members in household of each party and 
        dependents of the parties other support obligations of the 
        obligor; 
           (4) names and addresses of the parties' employers; 
           (5) net income of the parties as defined in section 
        518.551, subdivision 5, with the authorized deductions itemized; 
           (6) amounts and sources of any other earnings and income of 
        the parties; 
           (7) health insurance coverage of parties; and 
           (8) types and amounts of public assistance received by the 
        parties, including Minnesota family investment plan, child care 
        assistance, medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, title IV-E foster 
        care, or other form of assistance as defined in section 256.741, 
        subdivision 1; and 
           (9) any other information relevant to the determination of 
        child or medical support under section 518.171 or 518.551, 
        subdivision 5. 
           (b) In preparing the financial worksheet For all matters 
        scheduled in the expedited process, whether or not initiated by 
        the public authority, the nonattorney employee of the public 
        authority shall obtain any income file with the court and serve 
        on the parties the following information:  
           (1) information pertaining to the income of the parties 
        available to the public authority from the department of 
        economic security and serve this information on; 
           (2) a statement of the monthly amount of child support, 
        medical support, child care, and arrears currently being charged 
        the obligor on Minnesota IV-D cases; 
           (3) a statement of the types and amount of any public 
        assistance, as defined in section 256.741, subdivision 1, 
        received by the parties; and 
           (4) any other information relevant to the determination of 
        support that is known to the public authority and that has not 
        been otherwise provided by the parties.  
           The information must be filed with the court or child 
        support magistrate at least five days before any hearing 
        involving child support, medical support, or child care 
        reimbursement issues. 
           Sec. 3.  [INSTRUCTION TO THE REVISOR.] 
           The revisor of statutes shall change the headnote for 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 518.5513, to "Procedures for child 
        and medical support orders and parentage orders in the expedited 
        process." 
           Presented to the governor April 11, 2000 
           Signed by the governor April 14, 2000, 2:50 p.m.