language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to family law; adoption; modifying certain child placement proceedings;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 260.771, subdivision 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
In a proceeding for the termination of parental rights or involuntary foster care placement of an Indian child not within the jurisdiction of subdivision 1, the court, in the absence of good cause to the contrary, shall transfer the proceeding to the jurisdiction of the tribe absent objection by either parent, upon the petition of either parent or the Indian custodian or the Indian child's tribe. The transfer shall be subject to declination by the tribal court of such tribe.
Presented to the governor May 13, 2013
Signed by the governor May 16, 2013, 5:34 p.m.