Vanderburgh County magistrates

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 114 sponsored by Rep. McNamara on Vanderburgh County magistrates, which allows the judge of the Vanderburgh circuit court to appoint an additional magistrate to serve the Vanderburgh circuit court and allows the … [Read more...]

Tippecanoe County Superior Court

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 568 sponsored by Rep. Lehe, which adds Tippecanoe County Superior Court. The bill passed 10-0. Read the bill at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/senate/568 … [Read more...]

Vanderburgh County magistrates

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1057 on Vanderburgh County magistrates, sponsored by Sen. Becker.  The bill allows the judge of the Vanderburgh circuit court to appoint an additional magistrate to serve the Vanderburgh circuit court and allows the judges of the … [Read more...]

Payment of court fees

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1087, sponsored by Sen. Bohacek, regarding the payment of court fees in criminal cases. The bill allows a court to reduce some or all of the court costs owed by a person who performs community service or … [Read more...]

Clark County Circuit Court

For amend and vote only, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1155 on Clark County Circuit Court, sponsored by Sen. Koch.  The bill adds two judges to the Clark Circuit Court.  The committee did not amend the bill. The bill passed 9-0. Read the bill at … [Read more...]

Marion County magistrates

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1332 on Marion County magistrates, sponsored by Sen. Merritt.  The bill allows the Marion County superior courts to appoint 24 full-time magistrates after December 31, 2019, not more than 12 of whom may be from the same political … [Read more...]

Electronic filing and notice

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 208 on electronic filing and notice, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald.  The bill allows a person to use electronic filing or service instead of mailing in certain cases if electronic filing or service is authorized by rules adopted by … [Read more...]

Howard County magistrate

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1118, sponsored by Sen. Buck and Sen. Head, to provide for a Howard County magistrate.  This bill allows the judges of the Howard circuit and superior courts to jointly appoint a magistrate to serve the Howard County courts.  The … [Read more...]