2008 Keyword - Courts and Judiciary

HB 1122increase the jurisdictional amount in certain civil actions and small claims proceedings. 
HB 1129establish the Commission on Equal Access to Our Courts and to make an appropriation therefor and to provide for the distribution of any residual funds from class action lawsuits to the commission or other nonprofit charitable organizations. 
HB 1130revise certain provisions relating to the implementation by the court of the standard visitation guidelines. 
HB 1131permit the court to assess the crime victims' compensation surcharge in cases involving certain adjudicated children. 
HB 1132revise certain provisions concerning the circumstances under which children may be held in temporary custody. 
HB 1133revise the circumstances when a prospective juror may be challenged  
HB 1135revise certain provisions relating to filing petitions for protection and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1173revise certain provisions pertaining to the effect of suspended impositions of sentence on parole eligibility of certain offenders. 
HB 1198revise the amount of a judgment in a petty offense case. 
HB 1201revise certain provisions regarding the placement or return of abused or neglected children. 
HB 1217authorize the creation of a circuit court judgeship in the Seventh Judicial Circuit and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 77repeal the provision that prohibits radio or televison broadcasting or taking of photographs of judicial proceedings from courtrooms. 
SB 104excuse certain elderly persons from jury duty upon request. 
SB 105provide state comity for the orders and judgments of tribal courts. 
SB 109authorize the Fourth Circuit drug court program in the Unified Judicial System, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 160require the Unified Judicial System to provide internet access to certain criminal history information. 

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