Traffic amnesty program

he House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. Shackleford’s HB 1268 on a traffic amnesty program. The bill establishes a temporary traffic amnesty program to permit certain persons owing unpaid traffic fines, or who may be required to pay a fee for driver's … [Read more...]

Mortgage foreclosure and education filing fee

The Senate Committee on Public Policy heard Sen. Merritt’s SB 227 removes the July 1, 2017 expiration of the $50 mortgage foreclosure and education filing fee paid by a creditor/plaintiff when filing a new mortgage foreclosure case. Several nonprofit organizations … [Read more...]

Pro bono legal services fee

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Grooms’ SB 42 concerning the pro bono legal services fee.  Sen. Grooms explained that the bill extends the $1.00 fee in civil actions including small claims cases for another five years, through July 1, 2022. A representative … [Read more...]

Domestic violence fee

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 17 authored by Sen. Head on the domestic violence fee. The bill adds strangulation to the list of offenses for which the domestic violence prevention and treatment fee under IC 33-37-5-13 may be collected.  The bill passed … [Read more...]

Internet crimes against children fee and fund

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 197 authored by Sen. Crider on internet crimes against children fee and fund. The bill creates a fee ($10) for every felony conviction and fund for internet crimes against children administered by the Indiana State Police. The … [Read more...]