Harassment and orders for protection [Magistrate powers, §§1-3]

H.E.A. 1607, P.L. 266
Effective: July 1, 2019

  • Amends Ind. Code § 33-23-5-5 to provide a magistrate may enter a final order for harassment protection orders, in addition to protection orders for domestic or family violence orders.
  • Amends Ind. Code § 33-23-5-8 and 9 to remove language requiring that a magistrate report findings in an evidentiary hearing, a trial, or a jury’s verdict to the court, with the court entering the final order.
  • Magistrates may enter final orders without a counter-signature.

Read the bill at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/house/1607