Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 33-5-22-1.

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.

Richardson, Austin

    January 21, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.


First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)

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    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. -->     SECTION 1. IC 33-5-22-1 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 superior court.
    (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 IC 33-5-22-1 , 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

court added by IC 33-5-22-1 , 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.