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MSBA’s 2016 legislative priorities

It’s a short session this year at the Capitol: The Minnesota Legislature will convene on March 8 and adjourn on May 23.

The MSBA Council has adopted the Legislative Committee’s recommended lobbying priorities for this session:

  1. An amendment to Minn. Stat. §290.01 subd. 7 to prevent the Department of Revenue from the using the location of an individual’s attorneys, CPAs, or financial advisors as a factor in determining residency, pursuant to a position approved by the Assembly in 2014. (This is a continuing priority from last session, contained in a tax bill that is expected to move forward in the 2016 session.)
  2. Amendments to Minn. Stat. §524.2-301 to clarify inheritance rights between spouses who have been unintentionally omitted from an estate plan, pursuant to a position approved by the Assembly in 2012.
  3. Amendments to Minn. Stat. §576, §577, and §559 to make technical corrections clarifying receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors, pursuant to a position approved by the Assembly in 2013.
  4. Statutory changes to Minnesota’s parenting expense adjustment for child support calculation in order to reduce or eliminate drastic changes in child support awards based upon small differences in parenting time schedules, pursuant to a position approved by the Assembly in 2015.

Watch for the weekly e-newsletter Capitol Connection to keep up to date on these issues and other pending bills of interest to attorneys.

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