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Section and Committee Legislative Positions

Sections and Committees are authorized to take positions on their own behalf pursuant to Article 12.2 of the MSBA bylaws.  Legislative action of a section or committee shall remain valid for the duration of the legislative biennium in which it was adopted.

Section and committee positions for the 2017-18 legislative biennium:

Military & Veterans Affairs Section: Resolved that Minn. Stat. 197.6091 (added by Session Law Chapter 4, Article 4, Section 5) which imposes disclosure requirements on lawyers providing representation regarding veterans’ benefits, should be repealed or amended. 

Family Law Section: Resolved that Minn. Stat. sec. 518A.39, subd. 2(d)(2)(i) should be modified to correct a typographical error, specifically changing 0.075 to 0.75.

Family Law Section: Resolved that Minn. Stat. sec. 518A.39, subd. 2(j) should be amended to clarify that child support may be modified upon meeting the threshold presumptions in the current statutory scheme (a showing of a substantial change in circumstances with the 20 percent/$75 formula applied) as the new parenting time expense adjustments take effect in 2018.

*Last Updated 12/21/17