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, and Lake Superior Court. It also allows clerks to retain $3 administrative fee from excess amounts collected by clerk for general court costs.

An amendment was discussed to remove the automatic salary increases for judges, prosecutors, and legislators currently in statute, which was adopted by a vote of 10-2.  The bill as amended was passed 11-1.

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