In 2015, the Legislature created the Child Support Work Group (see Laws of Minnesota 2015, chapter 71, section 121), to address the parenting expense adjustment in Minn. Stat., section 518A.36 and make recommendations on the composition of a permanent Child Support Task Force. Under the direction of the department, the work group met six times in 2015.
In January 2016, the work group issued the Child Support Work Group Final Report. The work group made recommendations regarding the composition and role of the task force, and included additional recommendations regarding issues which should be prioritized by the task force. In response to the report of the work group, the legislature passed Minn. Stat., section 518.79, establishing the current task force. The task force is subject to the open meeting law. The task force will expire on June 30, 2019, unless extended by the legislature. The task force held its final meeting on June 26, 2019.