The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1307, authored by Rep. Fine, pertaining to Lake County city and town jurisdiction. The bill raises the limit of the amount in controversy from $3,000 to $6,000 in Lake County city and town courts with concurrent civil jurisdiction with the circuit court. An amendment, adopted by consent, added the Crown Point City Court to the list of city court with concurrent civil jurisdiction with the circuit court. Judge Jeffers of the Crown Point City Court and the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns testified in support of the bill. The amended bill passed 11-0.
Read the bill at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/house/1307.