The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. Richardson’s HB 1373 on circuit court clerks. This bill requires a fee for filing a petition with a court for the expungement of a person’s record of arrest or conviction. It also requires a person who requests a circuit court clerk to send an additional mailing by registered or certified mail to provide an addressed envelope with postage prepaid, the United States Postal Service forms for registered or certified mail, and the United States Postal Service fee for service by registered or certified mail. The bill provides that any fees collected by the circuit court clerk for preparing a transcript or copy of a record are deposited in the clerk’s records perpetuation fund (instead of the county general fund). Clerks representing the Clerks’ Association testified in support of the bill. The bill passed 12-0.
Read the bill at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/house/1373.