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House Bill 1401

House Bill 1401

ARCHIVE (2000)

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Conversion of juvenile referees to magistrates. Repeals a provision authorizing the judge of the juvenile court in a county with a population of more than 50,000 to appoint one or more full-time magistrates. Replaces the repealed law with provisions authorizing courts in Allen County, Elkhart County, Johnson County, Lake County, Marion County, Porter County, St. Joseph County, Vanderburgh County, and Vigo County to appoint full-time magistrates. Repeals statutes requiring counties to pay part of the salary of a full-time magistrate. Allows juvenile court magistrates appointed under the repealed provisions to continue as magistrates. Makes a correction in the statute governing the Elkhart circuit court to conform the number of magistrates appointed jointly with the Elkhart superior court to the law governing the Elkhart superior court. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the commission on courts.)
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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