McNamara’s proposal for additional county magistrates passes Senate

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:37 pm

STATEHOUSE (March 20, 2019) – The Indiana Senate voted in favor of legislation authored by State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) to improve efficiency in Vanderburgh County courts.

McNamara’s proposal would allow an additional magistrate to be appointed to the Vanderburgh County Circuit Court and to the Vanderburgh County Superior Court.

“The Vanderburgh County courts are an essential part of our community’s justice system,” McNamara said. “Adding these additional magistrates will help reduce the heavy caseloads for judges and help move cases through the system faster and more efficiently.”

McNamara said the additional magistrates are needed to address a rising number of cases and would help assist in furthering the county’s progress in its diversion programs.

House Enrolled Act 1057 now moves to the governor for consideration. Visit iga.in.gov to learn more.

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State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) represents House District 76,
which includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.

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