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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Fines, fees, and court costs. Repeals language concerning: (1) a juvenile court ordering a parent to reimburse a county for certain costs related to the placement of a child in need of services (CHINS), placement of a delinquent child, or a child made a ward of the department of child services (DCS); (2) a parent being required to reimburse the department of correction for costs of certain services; (3) certain juvenile probation fees; (4) court costs for CHINS and delinquency proceedings; (5) costs for a child returned to Indiana under an interstate compact; (6) a parent to reimburse a county Fines, fees, and court costs. Repeals language concerning: (1) a juvenile court ordering a parent to reimburse a county for certain costs related to the placement of a child in need of services (CHINS), placement of a delinquent child, or a child made a ward of the department of child services (DCS); (2) a parent being required to reimburse the department of correction for costs of certain services; (3) certain juvenile probation fees; (4) court costs for CHINS and delinquency proceedings; (5) costs for a child returned to Indiana under an interstate compact; (6) a parent to reimburse a county for public defender services provided to a child; and (7) fines, costs, and fees imposed on a delinquent child, or the parent or guardian of a delinquent child, throughout the juvenile code. Repeals the division of youth services transitional services fund. Removes proceedings in paternity from the civil costs fee for a party filing certain civil actions. Provides that any: (1) outstanding costs, fees, or other financial obligations; or (2) any warrant based solely on costs, fees, or other financial obligations; that have been imposed on a delinquent child or the parent or guardian of a delinquent child are vacated and unenforceable. Urges the legislative council to assign an appropriate interim committee to study the collection and distribution of court cost fees. ... View more