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House Bill 1096


House Bill 1096

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF HB 1096 (Updated March 13, 2008 5:24 pm - DI 69)


Various provisions concerning courts. Allows a petition for a hardship driving license to be filed in the superior court of the county in which the petitioner resides. (Under current law the petition can be filed only in the circuit court of the county in which the petitioner resides.) Provides, however, that if at the time a petition for a hardship driving license is filed: (1) the petitioner is a defendant in a pending case concerning the operation of a vehicle while intoxicated; (2) the petitioner is on probation after being convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated; or (3) the petitioner's driving privileges have been suspended after the petitioner was convicted of committing a controlled substance offense; the petition may be filed only in the circuit court or superior court in which the case is pending or the petitioner was convicted. Removes references to the clerk of the supreme court from statutes concerning: (1) compensation of elected officials; and (2) annual economic interest statements filed by judicial officers or candidates for judicial office who are subject to election or a retention vote. (As of January 1, 2007, the clerk of the supreme court ceased being a statewide elected office and is now appointed by the chief justice.) Provides that the powers of a magistrate include the power to enter a final order or judgment: (1) in a proceeding involving the small claims docket of the court; and (2) concerning protective orders to prevent domestic or family violence. Adds a second judge to the Franklin circuit court as of January 1, 2009. Abolishes the Franklin circuit court magistrate as of January 1, 2009. Abolishes the Madison county court on January 1, 2009. Increases the number of judges serving on the Madison superior court from three judges to five judges on January 1, 2009. Makes the two persons elected Madison county court judges on November 4, 2008, the fourth and fifth judges of the Madison superior court. Adds a second judge to the Miami superior court as of January 1, 2009. Provides that as of January 1, 2009: (1) the Ohio County and Switzerland County joint superior court is abolished; (2) the Jefferson County and Switzerland County joint fifth judicial circuit is abolished; and (3) Jefferson County constitutes and continues in the fifth judicial circuit and Switzerland County constitutes a new ninety-first judicial circuit. Makes transitional and conforming amendments. Allows the judge of the Dearborn and Ohio circuit court to appoint one full-time magistrate. Prohibits the state from paying any amount of the salary of a chief deputy prosecuting attorney appointed by the prosecuting attorney for the Switzerland County ninety-first judicial circuit. Allows the judge of the St. Joseph probate court to appoint three full-time magistrates instead of one.
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