DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
City and town courts. Requires the judge of a city or town court to be an attorney in good standing admitted to the practice of law in Indiana. Allows a person who is: (1) a judge of a city or town court serving on June 30, 2011; and (2) not an attorney in good standing admitted to the practice of law in Indiana; to continue to serve only for the remainder of the person's term. Repeals a superseded provision concerning qualifications for town court judges. Provides that: (1) the city courts and town courts in Lake County; and (2) the city court in a second class city; have original and concurrent civil jurisdiction with the circuit court and superior courts of the county in which the city and town courts are located over: (A) civil actions in which the amount sought or value of the property sought to be recovered is not more than $6,000; (B) possessory actions between landlord and tenant in which the rent due at the time the action is filed does not exceed $6,000; and (C) emergency possessory actions between a landlord and tenant. Provides that a city court in a second class city is a court of record.