Putnam County magistrate

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 14 sponsored by Rep. Baird allowing the Putnam County judges to appoint a Putnam County magistrate.  The bill was amended to allow for the appointment of a magistrate for both Jefferson and Scott counties. Putnam … [Read more...]

Kosciusko County superior court

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 126 sponsored by Reps. Wolkins, Klinker, and Cook on adding a fourth judge to Kosciusko County superior court. Kosciusko County Court Judge Reed testified in favor of the bill. The bill passed 11-0 and was … [Read more...]

Maximum number of foster children

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard SB 184 sponsored by Rep. Sullivan and Rep Judy on the maximum number of foster children. The bill increases the number of children who may be supervised in a foster family home from five to six. A … [Read more...]

Home detention matters

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1034 sponsored by Sen. Glick on home detention matters. The bill: eliminates the requirement that a period of home detention ordered as a condition of probation must be at least 60 days; allows a court … [Read more...]