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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Proposed Court budget from Senate Appropriations Committee [Updated]

Here, from the digest of Proposed Amendment #43 to HB 1001, is a description of the proposed appropriations to the judicial branch, from the Senate Appropriations Committee this morning. This is not necessarily the final word, after adoption by the Senate, HB 1001 normally goes to Conference Committee.

Provides that a problem solving court that is a veteran's court may assume jurisdiction over a veteran who: (1) meets certain eligibility requirements; and (2) is referred to the problem solving court by a court in another jurisdiction.

Specifies that a court may consider as a mitigating factor that a person convicted of a crime has posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, or a post-concussive brain injury. Provides that if a court suspends a sentence and orders probation for such a person, the court may require the person to receive treatment for the person's injuries.

Provides that the document storage fee is $5 after June 30, 2015, and before July 1, 2017, and $2 after June 30, 2017.

Provides that after June 30, 2015, and before July 1, 2017, the automated record keeping fee collected for all civil, criminal, infraction, and ordinance violation actions is $19. Provides that the automated record keeping fee is $5 after June 30, 2017.

See SECTIONS 225-226 (p. 213-224).

The main approproation provisions for Judicial begin on p. 11 of the document.

[Updated] The automated recordkeeping fee increase from $5 to $19 is located in SECTION 207, page 193.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 9, 2015 09:29 AM
Posted to Indiana Government