Courts and magistrates

H.E.A. 1064, P.L. 123
Effective: July 1, 2021

  • Adds a superior court in Hamilton County. Provides that the first judge of Hamilton Superior Court No. 7 shall be elected at the November 2022 general election, take office January 1, 2023, and serve a term of six years.
  • Allows the judges of the Decatur Circuit and Superior Courts to jointly appoint a magistrate to serve the Decatur County courts.
  • Allows the judges of the Huntington Circuit and Superior Courts to jointly appoint a magistrate to serve the Huntington County courts.
  • Allows the judge of the Lake Superior Court Division No. 4 to appointa magistrate to serve the Lake Superior Court Division No. 4.
  • Allows the Marion County superior courts to appoint 27 full-time magistrates after December 31, 2021, not more than 14 of whom may be from the same political party.
  • Removes the sixth circuit court in Delaware County.
  • Provides a full-time magistrate for Hancock County.

Read the bill at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1064