SB 256

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Jan 28, 2020
  • Passed House Mar 03, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Mar 21, 2020

Courts and judicial officers.

Abstract

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 officers, and changes in jurisdiction of existing courts in each even-numbered year. Specifies the information that must be provided to the committee with such a request. Provides that in each even-numbered year the committee shall: (1) identify each county in which the number of courts or judicial officers exceeds the number used by the county for a particular year; and (2) determine the number of years in which the number of courts or judicial officers in the county has exceeded the number used by the county. Requires the office of judicial administration to post the required information on its Internet web site. Establishes the Clark circuit courts No. 5 and No. 6, beginning January 1, 2025. Provides for the election of the judges of each of these circuit courts at the November 2024 general election. Establishes the Clark superior courts No. 5 and No. 6. Requires the governor to appoint the judge of each of these superior courts. Provides that each of these superior courts converts to Clark circuit courts No. 5 and No. 6 beginning January 1, 2025. Establishes a sixth circuit court in Delaware County. Removes the requirement that Delaware circuit courts No. 4 and No. 5 each have a standard small claims and misdemeanor docket. Establishes a third superior court in Marshall County. Allows the judges of the Gibson superior court and Gibson circuit court to jointly appoint a magistrate to serve the Gibson County courts. Allows the judges of the Hamilton circuit and superior courts to jointly appoint an additional magistrate to serve the Hamilton County courts. Allows the judges of the Jennings circuit and superior courts to jointly appoint a magistrate to serve the Jennings County courts. Requires the Indiana criminal justice institute to: (1) collect data concerning rates of rearrest of defendants released with and without money bail; and (2) submit an annual report containing the information collected to the legislative council. Urges the legislative council to assign to the committee the topic of giving mutual full faith and credit to judgments and orders of a tribal court of a federally recognized Indian tribe.

Bill Sponsors (18)

Votes


Actions


Mar 21, 2020

Senate

Public Law 138

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Mar 16, 2020

House

Signed by the Speaker

Mar 12, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Mar 10, 2020

House

CCR # 1 filed in the House

Senate

Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 362: yeas 49, nays 0

House

Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 363: yeas 66, nays 28

Senate

CCR # 1 filed in the Senate

Mar 05, 2020

Senate

Senate advisors appointed: Garten, Lanane and Mishler

Senate

Senate conferees appointed: Koch and Taylor G

Mar 04, 2020

Senate

Senate dissented from House amendments

House

House advisors appointed: Hostettler, Mayfield, Engleman, Steuerwald and Klinker

House

House conferees appointed: McNamara and DeLaney

House

Returned to the Senate with amendments

Senate

Motion to dissent filed

Mar 03, 2020

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 283: yeas 91, nays 0

Mar 02, 2020

House

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Feb 27, 2020

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

House

Representative Klinker added as cosponsor

House

Rule 105.1 suspended

House

Representative Jordan added as cosponsor

Feb 20, 2020

House

Referred to the Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 10, 2020

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
courts and criminal code

Jan 29, 2020

Senate

Referred to the House

Jan 28, 2020

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 80: yeas 47, nays 3

Senate

Cosponsors: Representatives Steuerwald and Torr

Senate

House sponsor: Representative McNamara

Jan 27, 2020

Senate

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Senate

Senator Lanane added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Kruse added as coauthor

Senate

Amendment #1 (Taylor G) failed; Roll Call 50: yeas 18, nays 32

Jan 23, 2020

Senate

Senator Buck added as coauthor

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 21, 2020

Senate

Senator Merritt added as third author

Senate

Senator Messmer added as coauthor

Senate

Senators Garten, Ruckelshaus, Perfect, Spartz, Ford J.D. added as coauthors

Senate

Senator Mishler added as second author

Jan 16, 2020

Senate

Senator Randolph added as coauthor

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
appropriations

Jan 09, 2020

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
judiciary

Senate

Authored by Senator Koch

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Enrolled Senate Bill (S) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0256.07.ENRH.FN001 PDF
Committee Report: SB0256.06.COMH.CCH001 PDF
Committee Report: SB0256.06.COMH.CCS001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0256.06.COMH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0256.06.COMH.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0256.06.COMH.FN003 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0256.05.COMH.FN001 PDF
Committee Report: SB0256.04.COMH.CRH001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0256.04.COMH.FN001 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0256.04.COMH.AMH12 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0256.04.COMH.AMH14 PDF
Committee Report: SB0256.03.COMS.CRH001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0256.03.COMS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0256.03.COMS.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0256.03.COMS.FN003 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0256.03.COMS.AMS001 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0256.03.COMS.AMH10 PDF
Committee Report: SB0256.02.COMS.CRS001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0256.02.COMS.FN001 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0256.02.COMS.AMS07 PDF
Committee Report: SB0256.01.INTR.CRS001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0256.01.INTR.FN001 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0256.01.INTR.AMS01 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0256.01.INTR.AMS03 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0256.01.INTR.AMS04 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0256.01.INTR.AMS05 PDF

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