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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ind. Courts - Judicial Center's Legislative Update #5

Here is the Indiana Judicial Center's Legislative Update, current through Feb. 13th -- a good way to keep on top of court bills, and bills impacting criminal and civil matters.

Of particular interest to the ILB, under the heading "Judicial Admiistration":

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 121 concerning the automated record keeping fee authored by Sen. Bray. This bill would increase the fee from $7 to $10 between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2013 and reduce the fee back to $7 after June 30, 2013. Mary DePrez, Director and Counsel for Trial Court Technoloy, Division of State Court Administration, spoke in favor of the legislation. Representatives from the Indiana Clerk’s Association testified that they would prefer the fee increases be retained locally. The Committee held action on this bill.
Also, the ILB was surprised not to see information on HB 1491, "the nonpartisan election of superior court judges in St. Joseph County," which passed House third reading Feb. 12th on a 92-3 vote, and is written up in this ILB entry from yesterday, Feb. 13th.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 14, 2009 12:40 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts