SENATE BILL No. 77
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 33-33-2.
Synopsis: Allen circuit court. Allows the judge of the Allen circuit
court to appoint a second full-time magistrate. Removes the judge's
authority to appoint a hearing officer: (1) who has the powers of a
magistrate; and (2) whose salary is paid by the county.
Effective: July 1, 2009.
January 7, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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SENATE BILL No. 77
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 33-33-2-3; (09)IN0077.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 33-33-2-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 3. The judge of the
Allen circuit court may appoint
one (1) two (2) full-time magistrate
magistrates under IC 33-23-5. The A magistrate continues in office
until removed by the judge.
SOURCE: IC 33-33-2-4; (09)IN0077.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 33-33-2-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 4.
The Allen circuit
court has concurrent jurisdiction with the Allen superior court
concerning paternity actions.
(b) In addition to the magistrate appointed under section 3 of this
chapter, the judge of the Allen circuit court may appoint a hearing
officer with the powers of a magistrate under IC 33-23-5. The hearing
officer continues in office until removed by the judge.
(c) The salary of a hearing officer appointed under subsection (b) is
equal to that of a magistrate under IC 33-23-5. The hearing officer's
salary must be paid by the county. The hearing officer is a county