Citations Affected: IC 33-5.
Synopsis: Jurisdiction of Hendricks superior courts. Gives Hendricks
superior court No. 2 and Hendricks superior court No. 3 jurisdiction
over probate matters, guardianships, trusts, and similar matters. Allows
Hendricks superior court No. 1 to have a small claims and
misdemeanor division. Repeals a provision concerning the transfer of
cases when one court does not have jurisdiction over a matter.
Effective: Upon passage.
January 8, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
February 22, 2001, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
courts and court officers.
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 5.
Hendricks superior court No. 1 has original, exclusive jurisdiction in
all matters pertaining to the probate of wills, the appointment of
guardians, executors, administrators, personal representatives, and
trustees, and to the administration and settlement of estates of protected
persons (as defined in IC 29-3-1-13) and deceased persons, and of
trusts, adoptions, and surviving partnerships, and in all probate and
other matters provided for by IC 29, except its jurisdiction is not
exclusive to civil actions by or against personal representatives, but is
concurrent with the Hendricks circuit court, Hendricks superior court
No. 2, and Hendricks superior court No. 3.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (a), (a) Each superior court in
the county has original and concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit
court in all civil actions and proceedings at law and in equity, and
actions for dissolution or annulment of marriage, and in all criminal
cases and proceedings but neither none of the superior court has
courts have the jurisdiction of a juvenile court.
(c) (b) Each superior court in the county has original and concurrent
jurisdiction with the circuit court in all appeals or reviews from boards
of county commissioners or other executive or administrative agencies
and all other appellate jurisdiction vested in the circuit court.
SECTION 2. IC 33-5-25-18 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 18.
Each superior court No. 2 and the Hendricks superior court No. 3 each
have has a standard small claims and misdemeanor division.
SECTION 3. IC 33-5-25-8 IS REPEALED [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE].
SECTION 4. An emergency is declared for this act.