Commission on Courts

The Commission on Courts is charged with the following:

1. Review and report on all requests for new courts or changes in jurisdiction of existing courts.
2. Conduct research concerning requests for new courts or changes in jurisdiction of existing courts.
3. Conduct public hearings throughout Indiana concerning requests for new courts or changes in jurisdiction of existing courts.
4. Review and report on any other matters relating to court administration that the Commission determines appropriate, including court fees, court personnel, salaries of court officers and personnel, jury selection, and any other issues relating to the operation of the courts.

The commission was assigned this additional charge.
A. Study the fiscal impact of trial costs on county budgets (HCR 13)
B. Study the financing and expenses associated with the operation of city and town courts (Legislative Council)