Lake County city and town court jurisdiction.

Authors: Representative Bill Fine

Co-authors: Representative Charlie Brown

Sponsors: Senator Rick Niemeyer, Senator Lonnie Randolph


Increases the maximum civil jurisdiction from an amount in controversy of $3,000 to an amount in controversy of $6,000 for the: (1) East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, and Crown Point city courts; and (2) Merrillville town court. Specifies that a "clerk serving the county" includes the clerk of a city or town court for purposes of supplementing jury fees from the local jury pay fund.