House moves several bills to governor

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The Indiana House of Representatives passed several bills on concurrence Tuesday, including legislation on trust administration, magistrates and adoption history information.

House Enrolled Act 1056 makes numerous changes concerning a personal representative’s employment of an attorney, the powers and duties of a personal representative, guardianships, and the rules of trust construction, among other things. The introduced version of the bill was prepared by the Probate Code Study Commission.

HEA 1061 allows Marion Superior Court to appoint 12 full-time magistrates beginning Jan. 1, 2014, and for the judges of Warrick Circuit and Superior courts to jointly appoint a magistrate.

HEA 1029 makes changes to how adoption history information is released, including adding a relative of an adoptee and a pre-adoptive sibling to the list of interested persons who may obtain medical history information and petition the court to release certain information.

HEA 1016 allows for problem-solving courts to provide rehabilitative services as well as adds circumstances under which a person can participate in a problem-solving court program.

HEA 1108 establishes sentencing alternatives for certain juvenile offenders. It also prohibits a court from modifying the sentences of certain serious offenders following a review hearing if the prosecuting attorney objects.

HEA 1392 permits a criminal history provider to provide certain information relating to an incident that did not end with a conviction, as well as information concerning expunged, restricted or reduced convictions to a person required by law to obtain this information. The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee.

HEA 1027 provides civil immunity to a registered architect, land surveyor or professional engineer who provides without compensation professional services related to a declared emergency.

These bills move on to Gov. Mike Pence for his signature.

The 2013 legislative session is scheduled to wrap up April 29.



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