2018 Legislative Session Digest

Civil  Administration of overdose intervention drugs (S.E.A. 13, P.L. 4) Civil forfeiture (S.E.A. 99, P.L. 47) Scleral tattooing (S.E.A. 158, P.L. 50) Uniform business organizations (S.E.A. 180, P.L. 52) Emotional support animals (S.E.A. 240, P.L. … [Read more...]

Pretrial diversion

H.E.A. 1057, P.L. 24 Effective: July 1, 2018 Provides that the initial user fee amount for a diversion agreement involving a misdemeanor is $50. Provides that the initial user fee amount for a diversion agreement involving a felony is $75. Allows a court to impose … [Read more...]

Judges and magistrates

S.E.A. 126, P.L. 156 Effective: July 1, 2019 Allows the judges of the Jefferson County circuit and superior courts to jointly appoint a magistrate to serve the Jefferson County courts. Adds a fourth judge to the superior court of Kosciusko County. Allows the judges … [Read more...]

Office of Judicial Administration

S.E.A. 238, P.L. 161 Effective: §§1-45, 47-124 effective July 1, 2018; §46 effective March 21, 2018 Changes all references to the division of State Court Administration and the Judicial Center to the Office of Judicial Administration. Changes all references to … [Read more...]

Interlocal agreements

H.E.A. 1140, P.L. 75 Effective: July 1, 2018 Allows a county to enter into an interlocal agreement with a municipality to use: (1) a municipal ordinance violations bureau; or (2) a city or town court; to dispose of county ordinance violations. Read the bill at: … [Read more...]

Trial records

H.E.A. 1173, P.L. 78 Effective: July 1, 2018 Permits a victim (or the spouse or an immediate family member of a deceased victim) to obtain, free of charge, an electronic copy of the transcript of criminal proceedings in the victim's case. Requires a prosecuting … [Read more...]

Voter list maintenance

H.E.A. 1253, P.L. 116 Effective: July 1, 2018 Adds a requirement that the circuit court clerk permanently retain the minutes of all meetings of the county election board. Read the bill at: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/bills/house/1253 … [Read more...]