Magistrates.

Authors: Representative Mike Speedy

Co-authors: Representative Cindy Kirchhofer, Representative Cherrish Pryor, Representative Edward DeLaney

Digest

Allows a magistrate to: (1) approve and accept criminal plea agreements; (2) approve agreed settlements concerning civil matters; and (3) approve decrees of dissolution, settlement agreements, and any other agreements of the parties in domestic relations actions or paternity actions. Allows the judges of the Marion superior court to appoint four additional full-time magistrates after December 31, 2015.