Marion County judicial selection

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1036 on Marion County judicial selection authored by Reps. Steuerwald and Bosma. The bill provides for merit selection of the Marion County trial court judges, outlines the members of the selection committee, and appointment and retention process.

The Committee adopted by consent a technical amendment.  Testimony on the provisions of the bill was provided by: Hoosier State Press Association, Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Cale Bradford, Common Cause, Rep. Cherrish Pryor, Judge Heather Welch with the Marion County Superior Court, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indianapolis Urban League, Indy Chamber, Sen. Greg Taylor, Indianapolis Bar Association, Defense Trial Council of Indiana, and other members of the public. The amended bill passed 10-3.

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