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House Bill 1156


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House Bill 1156

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF HB1156 (Updated March 6, 2006 5:04 pm - DI 84)

Various provisions concerning courts. Limits the amount of an excessive property tax levy for new court operating expenses to the estimate by the taxing unit operating the court of the court's expenses for its first year of operation. Lists the costs that qualify for the excessive levy. Requires jury commissioners to use only lists approved by the supreme court to determine the names of prospective jurors to be included in a jury pool. Removes provisions that allow the commissioners to select names from various other sources. Repeals definitions of "voter registration lists". Prohibits an employer from: (1) subjecting an employee to an adverse employment action because of the employee's jury service; and (2) requiring an employee to use vacation or other leave for jury duty. Increases the number of judges on the Marion superior court from: (1) 32 to 35 judges beginning January 1, 2007; and (2) 35 to 36 judges beginning January 1, 2009. Increases the total number of magistrates that a majority of the Marion superior court may appoint from four to eight beginning January 1, 2008. Increases the court administration fee from $2 to $3. Permits a court to establish a domestic relations court and a domestic relations counseling bureau, and authorizes a court to charge a fee for providing domestic relations counseling services if the county fiscal body has approved a schedule of fees for domestic relation counseling services. (Current law permits only Marion county and Lake county to establish a domestic relations counseling bureau). Makes other changes.
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