HOUSE BILL No. 1767
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Hamilton superior court. Adds an additional superior court
in Hamilton county. (The introduced version of this bill was approved
by the commission on courts.)
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 21, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1767
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
courts and court officers.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 33-5-22-1; (03)IN1767.1.1. -->
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. (a) There are created
five (5) six (6) superior courts in Hamilton County, Indiana, each
consisting of one (1) judge, who shall hold office for a term of six (6)
years, beginning January 1 after the election for the office is held and
until a successor is elected and qualified. Every six (6) years, the voters
of Hamilton County shall elect at the general election a judge for each
(b) To be eligible to hold office as judge of a superior court, a
person must be:
(1) a resident of Hamilton County;
(2) under seventy (70) years of age when taking office; and
(3) admitted to the practice of law in Indiana.
SOURCE: ; (03)IN1767.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] (a) Notwithstanding
, as amended by this act, the Hamilton superior court
is not expanded to six (6) judges until January 1, 2005.
(b) The initial election of the judge of the Hamilton superior
court added by
, as amended by this act, is the general
election in November 2004. The term of the initially elected judge
begins January 1, 2005.
(c) This SECTION expires January 2, 2005.