Administrative law judges

The House Judiciary Committee heard Rep. Steuerwald’s HB 1223 on administrative law judges. This bill establishes the Office of Administrative Proceedings (office) within the State Personnel Department to hear certain administrative proceedings that result in a finding … [Read more...]

Jurisdiction of the tax court over fees

The Senate Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy heard SB 582 authored by Sen. Charbonneau on removing the jurisdiction of the Tax Court over municipal fees. The bill was introduced in response to a Tax Court ruling on December 5, 2018, that a storm sewer fee imposed by … [Read more...]

Office of Judicial Administration

S.E.A. 238, P.L. 161 Effective: §§1-45, 47-124 effective July 1, 2018; §46 effective March 21, 2018 Changes all references to the division of State Court Administration and the Judicial Center to the Office of Judicial Administration. Changes all references to … [Read more...]

Interlocal agreements

H.E.A. 1140, P.L. 75 Effective: July 1, 2018 Allows a county to enter into an interlocal agreement with a municipality to use: (1) a municipal ordinance violations bureau; or (2) a city or town court; to dispose of county ordinance violations. Read the bill at: … [Read more...]

Agreement for ordinance violations bureau

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1140 sponsored by Sen. Head on entering into an agreement for ordinance violations bureau. It allows a county to enter into an interlocal agreement with a city to handle its ordinance violations through the city court and for the … [Read more...]

Data concerning youth in adult court.

The Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1228 authored by Rep. McNamara on data concerning youth in adult court. This bill requires the Criminal Justice Institute to track and publish certain information concerning juveniles under the jurisdiction of an adult … [Read more...]

Agreement for ordinance violations bureau

The House Local Government Committee heard HB 1140 authored by Rep. D. Miller allowing a county to enter into an interlocal agreement for ordinance violations bureau with a city to handle its ordinance violations through the city court. The bill also allows a city court … [Read more...]