Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Ind. Courts - Commission on Courts files report, makes recommendations in four areas
The recommendations are on p. 9 of the PDF document. These recommendations do not include several topics the Committee considered, including bail bond issues, certification of court reporters, and the content of judgment dockets.
The Commission made the following recommendations:
(1) The Commission recommends that legislation should be enacted to amend IC 31-19- 11-6 concerning petitions for adoption to read: "The court may not hear and grant a petition for adoption if an appeal of a decision regarding the termination of the parent-child relationship is pending."The references are to preliminary drafts (PD) that are not available on the Commission's webpage.
(2) The Commission recommends PD 3003 which allows the judge of the Vanderburgh Circuit Court to appoint a second full-time magistrate.
(3) The Commission recommends PD 3226, which provides that the law making all records of a juvenile court confidential does not apply to records involving proceedings that pertain to: (a) paternity issues; (b) custody issues; (c) parenting-time issues; (d) child support issues; or (e) other related issues; concerning a child born to parents who are not married to each other. PD 3226 also provides that the law that specifies which persons may have access to juvenile court records without a court order does not apply to records involving proceedings that pertain to: (a) paternity issues; (b) custody issues; (c) parenting-time issues; (d) child support issues; or (e) other related issues; concerning a child born to parents who are not married to each other.
(4) The Commission recommends that legislation be introduced that would permit courts to have the flexibility to appoint psychologists, psychiatrists or physicians in insanity defense cases without regard to a specific ratio of qualified mental health professionals. The Commission did not recommend specific language.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 29, 2013 09:23 AM
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