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Friday, March 06, 2015

Ind. Courts - How is the General Assembly dealing with Marion County Court issues?

How is the 2015 General Assembly dealing with two issues facing the Marion County Court system?

So what is happening in the 2015 General Assembly?

Senator Mike Young has introduced the only bill dealing with Marion county courts: SB 523. It has passed the Senate and is in House Courts and Criminal Code. Would the current bill address and resolve either of these issues? You be the judge:

Synopsis: Marion County small claims. Establishes three small claims court districts within Marion County, each consisting of three township small claims courts. Provides that candidates for small claims court judge run at-large within each district, with the three candidates receiving the greatest number of votes within a district being elected. Establishes a procedure for assigning judges elected at-large within a district to a particular township small claims court, requires the judges to be full time judges, and fixes the judges' salary at 70% of the salary of the Marion County circuit court judge. Increases the small claims jurisdictional amount to $8,000. Requires that two dollars of the township docket fee be transferred monthly to Decatur and Franklin township (each receiving one dollar). Makes conforming amendments.
Effective: Upon passage.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 6, 2015 10:00 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts