Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 33-23-3-5.

Synopsis: Senior judges' compensation. Increases from $100 to $200 the maximum amount of per diem a senior judge may receive after serving the first 30 days of service in a year. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the commission on courts.)

Effective: July 1, 2005.


    January 4, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.


First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)

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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 33-23-3-5; (05)IN0210.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 33-23-3-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 5. (a) A senior judge is entitled to the following compensation:
        (1) For each of the first thirty (30) days of service in a calendar year, a per diem of fifty dollars ($50).
        (2) Except as provided in subsection (c), for each day the senior judge serves after serving the first thirty (30) days of service in a calendar year, a per diem of one two hundred dollars ($100). ($200).
        (3) Reimbursement for:
            (A) mileage; and
            (B) reasonable expenses, including but not limited to meals and lodging, incurred in performing service as a senior judge;
        for each day served as a senior judge.
    (b) Subject to subsection (c), the per diem and reimbursement for mileage and reasonable expenses under subsection (a) shall be paid by the state.
    (c) The compensation under subsection (a)(2) must be paid by the state from funds appropriated to the supreme court for judicial payroll. If the payroll fund is insufficient to pay the compensation under subsection (a)(2), the supreme court may issue an order adjusting the compensation rate.
    (d) A senior judge appointed under this chapter may not be compensated as a senior judge for more than one hundred (100) total calendar days during a calendar year.