HB 1703-1_ Filed 04/07/2009, 09:26 Randolph



    I move that Engrossed House Bill 1703 be amended to read as follows:

    Page 2, between lines 4 and 5, begin a new paragraph and insert:
    “SECTION 3. IC 33-35-2-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 5. The city court of each of the four (4) cities having the largest populations and the town court of the town having the largest population in a county having a population of more than four hundred thousand (400,000) but less than seven hundred thousand (700,000) have concurrent civil jurisdiction with the circuit court of the county where the amount in controversy does not exceed three six thousand dollars ($3,000) ($6,000). The court has jurisdiction in any action where the parties or the subject matter are in the county in which the city or town is located. However, the city or town court does not have jurisdiction in:
        (1) actions for slander or libel;
        (2) matters relating to decedents' estates, appointment of guardians, and all related matters;
        (3) dissolution of marriage actions; or
        (4) injunction or mandate actions.”.
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to EHB 1703 as reprinted April 3, 2009.)



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