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House Bill 1491


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House Bill 1491

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB 1491 (Updated April 29, 2009 5:03 pm - DI 69)

Courts and court officers. Establishes the Sixth District of the court of appeals of Indiana as of July 1, 2011. Provides that the entire state constitutes the Sixth District. Requires the nonpartisan election of superior court judges in St. Joseph County. Continues the terms of the St. Joseph superior court judges in office on June 30, 2009, until the date the judges' terms will end under the law in effect on June 30, 2009. Provides that a candidate for judge of the St. Joseph superior court may not accept certain political contributions. Repeals provisions concerning judicial retention elections in St. Joseph County. Allows a city or town that has not established a city or town court or an ordinance violations bureau to enter into an interlocal agreement with a city, town, or other municipal corporation that has established: (1) a city or town court; or (2) an ordinance violations bureau; to hear and dispose of ordinance violations that would otherwise come under the jurisdiction of a city or town court or an ordinance violations bureau established by the city or town.
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