State budget

H.E.A. 1001, P.L. 165 Effective: §§3, 190, 191-195 effective July 1, 2021 §3 - Supreme Court budget pg. 9-12. §190 – Knox Circuit and Superior Court may jointly appoint one fulltime magistrate. §191-195 – adds that the judicial insurance adjustment fee of $1 is … [Read more...]

Court matters

For amend and vote only, and on recommitment, the Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 380 on various court matters authored by Sen. Koch, Sen, Messmer, and Sen. Holdman. This bill: Eliminates the annual salary increases for judges, members of the general … [Read more...]

Court matters

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 380 on court matters, authored and presented by Sen. Koch.  The bill provides for a new Hamilton Superior Court.  The bill also allows for appointment of a magistrate in Decatur County, Hancock County, Huntington County, Knox … [Read more...]

Indigency determinations

The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code heard SB 302 authored by Sen. Tallian establishing a procedure for a criminal court to use in indigency determinations.  The bill provides that, if a court ordered a defendant to pay part of the cost of representation, the … [Read more...]

Crime Stoppers court fee

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 451 on crime stoppers court fee authored by Sen. Busch. The bill does the following:  establishes a $20 crime stoppers fee (fee) to be collected in every criminal action that results in a … [Read more...]

Indigency determinations

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 302 on indigency determinations for amend and vote. The bill is authored by Sen. Tallian and establishes a procedure for a criminal court to use in determining if a defendant is indigent. The introduced version … [Read more...]

Urging the legislative council to assign the topics of court costs for indigent individuals and the look-back time period for prior unrelated convictions in Indiana’s criminal code.

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Tallian’s SR 52 which urges the legislative council to assign the topics of court costs for indigent individuals and the look-back time period for prior unrelated convictions in Indiana’s criminal code.  The … [Read more...]

Payment of court fees

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1087, sponsored by Sen. Bohacek, regarding the payment of court fees in criminal cases. The bill allows a court to reduce some or all of the court costs owed by a person who performs community service or … [Read more...]