Court matters

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 380 on court matters, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald.  Sen. Koch presented the bill. The bill does the following: adds a superior court in Hamilton County allows the judges of the Decatur Circuit and Superior … [Read more...]

Courts and magistrates

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1064 sponsored by Sen. Crider, Sen. Zay and Sen. Walker regarding courts and magistrates. Rep. Cherry presented the bill which: adds a superior court in Hamilton County, allows the judges of the Decatur Circuit and Superior … [Read more...]

Judicial nominating commission

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1120 sponsored by Sen. Koch regarding the Judicial Nominating Commission.  Rep. Steuerwald presented the bill which permits the election of attorney commission members through electronic means as opposed to mail. Justin … [Read more...]

Mid-Session: Judicial Administration

The following judicial administration bills passed out of their originating house: SB 94 Pension matters Previous blog post: http://indianacourts.us/legislative/?p=3185 Floor amendments: Adds the budget agency may transfer appropriations from federal or … [Read more...]

Delaware circuit courts

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 152 concerning Delaware Circuit Courts authored by Sen. Gaskill.  The bill would eliminate the 6th circuit court in Delaware County.  Last week testimony was received from two Delaware County Council members in support of the … [Read more...]

Prosecuting attorneys

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 186 on prosecuting attorneys authored by Sen. Koch.  The bill: Repeals the requirement that a prosecuting attorney execute a surety bond for the faithful execution of the duties of the office. Allows a … [Read more...]

Court matters

For amend and vote only, and on recommitment, the Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 380 on various court matters authored by Sen. Koch, Sen, Messmer, and Sen. Holdman. This bill: Eliminates the annual salary increases for judges, members of the general … [Read more...]

Judicial officers

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1383 authored by Rep. Cook regarding judicial officers. The bill provides that a person commits battery on a public safety official if the offense is committed against a current or former public safety official: (1) … [Read more...]