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House Bill 1158


House Bill 1158

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF HB1158 (Updated March 8, 2006 6:29 pm - DI 84)


Small claims, civil actions, and sheriff's fees. Specifies that the 25% of the judicial salaries fees collected by a Marion County small claims court that is not deposited in the state general fund must be deposited in the general fund of the township in which the small claims court is located. Provides that the small claims service fee and civil action service fee do not apply to garnishee defendants. Creates a $10 small claims garnishee service fee and a $10 garnishee service fee, and provides that these fees are to be collected in small claims and civil actions involving more than three garnishees or garnishee defendants. Distributes the fees in the same manner as the small claims service fee and the service fee are distributed. Increases fees a county sheriff may charge for reports issued by the sheriff's office and for service of process for civil actions. Provides that for each verified claim filed by a sheriff for service of writs, orders, process, notices, tax warrants, or other papers completed by the sheriff: (1) a $13 service of process fee is imposed; and (2) the amount that a county fiscal body must appropriate to the sheriff is increased. Adds county sheriffs to the list of county officers entitled to appoint a chief deputy and other deputies and employees. Permits the superintendent of the state police department to charge a fee of at least $5 for an accident report and for the inspection and copying of other data related to an accident report without having the fee fixed by a local ordinance. Increases the DNA sample processing fee from $1 to $2 and permits the state police department to use the funds for DNA analysis. Specifies that the garnishee service fees service of process fees only apply to cases filed after June 30, 2006. Renames certain small claims courts. Makes conforming amendments.
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