SENATE BILL No. 337
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 33-33-34-3.
Synopsis: Howard superior court. Adds an additional judge to the
Howard superior court. (The introduced version of this bill was
prepared by the commission on courts. Howard County is ranked first
by severity of need in the 2003 Weighted Caseload Statistical Report.)
Effective: July 1, 2005.
January 11, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)
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SENATE BILL No. 337
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 33-33-34-3; (05)IN0337.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 33-33-34-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 3. There is established
a court of record to be known as the Howard superior court. The court
two (2) three (3) judges, each of whom holds office for six
(6) years and until the judge's successor is elected and qualified.
SOURCE: ; (05)IN0337.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005] (a) Notwithstanding
IC 33-33-34-3, as amended by this act, the Howard superior court
is not expanded to three (3) judges until January 1, 2006.
(b) The governor shall appoint a person under IC 3-13-6-1(c) to
serve as the initial judge added to the Howard superior court by
IC 33-33-34-3, as amended by this act.
(c) The term of the initial judge appointed under subsection (b)
begins January 1, 2006, and ends December 31, 2006.
(d) The initial election of the judge of the Howard superior
court added by IC 33-33-34-3, as amended by this act, is the
general election on November 7, 2006. The term of the initially
elected judge begins January 1, 2007.
(e) This SECTION expires January 2, 2007.