Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 55

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 33-4-1-60.

Synopsis: Owen County magistrate. Allows the judge of the Owen circuit court to appoint a full-time magistrate to replace a court appointed referee. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the commission on courts.)

Effective: July 1, 2004.





Bray




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







Introduced

Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)


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SENATE BILL No. 55



    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:

    SECTION 1. IC 33-4-1-60 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 60. (a) The county of Owen shall be and constitute the seventy-eighth judicial circuit of the state of Indiana.
    (b) The Owen circuit court has a standard small claims and misdemeanor division.
     (c) The judge of the Owen circuit court may appoint one (1) full-time magistrate under IC 33-4-7 to serve the court. The magistrate continues in office until removed by the judge. Funds may not be used to compensate both:
        (1) a magistrate appointed by the court under this subsection; and
        (2) a referee appointed by the court under the Indiana Rules of Court.

    SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004] If a court appoints a magistrate under IC 33-4-1-60(c), as added by this act, the magistrate replaces any referee appointed by the court under

Small Claims Rule 14 of the Indiana Rules of Court.