CHAPTER 46--S.F.No. 412
relating to probate; enacting the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act; changing certain jurisdiction transfer provisions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 524.5-107; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 524.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
524.5-107 TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION.
(a) Following the appointment of a guardian or conservator or entry of another protective order, the court making the appointment or entering the order may transfer the proceeding to a court in another county in this state or to another state if the court is satisfied that a transfer will serve the best interest of the ward or protected person.
(b) A guardian, conservator, or like fiduciary appointed in another state may petition the court for appointment as a guardian or conservator in this state if the state has jurisdiction. The appointment may be made upon proof of appointment in the other state and presentation of a certified copy of the portion of the court record in the other state specified by the court in this state. Notice of hearing on the petition, together with a copy of the petition, must be given to the ward or protected person, if the ward or protected person has attained 14 years of age, and to the persons who would be entitled to notice if the regular procedures for appointment of a guardian or conservator under this article were applicable. The court shall make the appointment in this state unless it concludes that the appointment would not be in the best interest of the ward or protected person. Upon the filing of an acceptance of office and any required bond, the court shall issue appropriate letters of guardianship or conservatorship. Within 14 days after an appointment, the guardian or conservator shall send or deliver a copy of the order of appointment to the ward or protected person, if the ward or protected person has attained 14 years of age, and to all persons given notice of the hearing on the petition.
Presented to the governor May 5, 2009
Signed by the governor May 7, 2009, 4:25 p.m.