Lake County magistrate

The House Ways and Means Committee heard HB 1304 on a magistrate for Lake County authored by Representatives Slager and Olthoff.   The bill passed on a vote of 24 – 0. Read the bill here http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/bills/house/1304. … [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...]

Marion County magistrates

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1112 authored by Rep. Speedy and Rep. Pryor regarding Marion County magistrates.  The bill allows the Marion County superior courts to appoint 27 full-time magistrates after December 31, 2021, not more than 14 of … [Read more...]

Huntington County magistrate

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1043 authored by Rep. Leonard regarding Huntington County magistrate. This bill provides for a full-time magistrate in Huntington County. Currently, there are two judges and a part-time referee in the … [Read more...]

Hancock County magistrate

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1064 authored by Rep. Cherry regarding Hancock County magistrate. This bill provides for a full-time magistrate in Hancock County.  Currently, there are three judges and a part-time commissioner in the … [Read more...]

Courts and judicial officers

S.E. A. 256, P.L. 138 Effective: §§2-23 on July 1, 2021; §§1, 24, 25 on July 1, 2020 Provides that the interim study committee on courts and the judiciary (committee) shall review, consider, and make recommendations concerning requests for new courts, new judicial … [Read more...]

Courts and family law matters

H.E.A. 1313, P.L. 162 Effective: July 1, 2020 [relevant sections] Provides that a magistrate has the same powers as a judge, except the power of judicial mandate. Repeals certain sections that enumerate the powers for magistrates. Repeals the judicial technology … [Read more...]

Courts and judicial officers

The House Ways and Means Committee heard SB 256 concerning courts and judicial officers sponsored by Reps. McNamara, Steuerwald, and Torr.  The bill was amended by consent and now provides: The interim committee on courts and the judiciary (committee) shall review, … [Read more...]