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House passes JTAC, court late payment bills

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The Indiana House of Representatives passed on concurrence several bills Wednesday, including legislation dealing with judicial technology and automation.

House Bill 1393 passed the House 66-13. The bill establishes the Judicial Technology Oversight Committee, which, among other things, will make recommendations to the Division of State Court Administration for the establishment of a pilot program involving electronic filing. The bill also increases the automated record-keeping fee for two years from $5 to $7 for all civil, criminal, infraction and ordinance violation actions, with some exceptions. The fee increase is expected to further expand installation of the Odyssey case management system.

HB 1124 provides that someone who has committed a Class D infraction or Class C infraction for unlawfully parking in a space reserved for someone with a physical disability shall pay a late fee of $25 if the person fails to pay a required fee or civil judgment on time. The bill exempts those found to be indigent. The bill passed 83-0.

HB 1190 specifies that uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is not required to be made available under a personal umbrella or excess liability policy. The legislation passed 57-25.


 

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