Subdivision 1. Venue. Except where otherwise provided, venue for any proceedings under section 260B.101 shall be in the county where the child is found, or the county of the child's residence. If delinquency, a juvenile petty offense, or a juvenile traffic offense is alleged, proceedings shall be brought in the county of residence or the county where the alleged delinquency, juvenile petty offense, or juvenile traffic offense occurred.
Subd. 2. Transfer. The judge of the juvenile court may transfer any proceedings brought under section 260B.101, to the juvenile court of a county having venue as provided in subdivision 1, at any stage of the proceedings and in the following manner. When it appears that the best interests of the child, society, or the convenience of proceedings will be served by a transfer, the court may transfer the case to the juvenile court of the county of the child's residence. With the consent of the receiving court, the court may also transfer the case to the juvenile court of the county where the child is found or, if delinquency, a juvenile petty offense, or a juvenile traffic offense is alleged, to the county where the alleged delinquency, juvenile petty offense, or juvenile traffic offense occurred. The court transfers the case by ordering a continuance and by forwarding to the court administrator of the appropriate juvenile court a certified copy of all papers filed, together with an order of transfer. The judge of the receiving court may accept the findings of the transferring court or may direct the filing of a new petition or notice under section 260B.007, subdivision 18, or 260B.143 and hear the case anew.
Subd. 3. Involving interstate compact. Except when a child is alleged to have committed an adult court traffic offense, as defined in section 260B.225, subdivision 1, clause (c), if it appears at any stage of the proceeding that a child before the court is a resident of another state, the court may invoke the provisions of the Interstate Compact on Juveniles or, if it is in the best interests of the child or the public to do so, the court may place the child in the custody of the child's parent, guardian, or custodian, if the parent, guardian, or custodian agrees to accept custody of the child and return the child to the child's state.
HIST: 1999 c 139 art 2 s 10
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