Court matters

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 380 on court matters, authored by Sen. Koch.  The bill provides for new a Hamilton Superior Court. The bill also provides for the appointment of a magistrate in Decatur County, Hancock County, Huntington County, Knox County, … [Read more...]

Full faith and credit for tribal court orders

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1441 on full faith and credit for tribal court orders authored by Rep. DeLaney and Rep. Steuerwald.  The bill requires that, under certain circumstances, a court of record in Indiana shall give full faith and credit to judgments … [Read more...]

Courts & magistrates

The House Ways and Means Committee heard HB 1064 on courts and magistrates authored by Representatives Cherry and Eberhart. This bill was amended to incorporate the other judicial officer bills - HB 1042, HB 1043, HB 1112, and HB 1304. The amended bill:  Adds a … [Read more...]

Judicial nominating commission

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1120 authored by Rep. Steuerwald and Rep. Torr regarding the judicial nominating commission.  The bill permits the election of attorney commission members through electronic means as opposed to mail. Justin … [Read more...]

Lake County magistrate

The House Ways and Means Committee heard HB 1304 on a magistrate for Lake County authored by Representatives Slager and Olthoff.   The bill passed on a vote of 24 – 0. Read the bill here http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1304. … [Read more...]

Judicial selection in Lake and St. Joseph

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1453 on judicial selection in Lake and St. Joseph counties authored by Rep. Aylesworth.  The bill provides that the judicial nominating commission (commission) for the Lake and St. Joseph superior courts consists of five members, … [Read more...]

Court matters

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 380 on court matters, authored and presented by Sen. Koch.  The bill provides for a new Hamilton Superior Court.  The bill also allows for appointment of a magistrate in Decatur County, Hancock County, Huntington County, Knox … [Read more...]

Marion County magistrates

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1112 authored by Rep. Speedy and Rep. Pryor regarding Marion County magistrates.  The bill allows the Marion County superior courts to appoint 27 full-time magistrates after December 31, 2021, not more than 14 of … [Read more...]