Following a series of interim study committee meetings, the Commission on Courts has issued a final report (pdf). It makes a series of recommendations to the General Assembly:
1. Eliminating a trial court’s ability to grant an adoption where there is an appeal pending of a decision to terminate the parent-child relationship.
2. Allowing appointment of a second magistrate in Vanderburgh County.
3. Making a variety of juvenile records public and not subject to the current confidentiality requirements: “(a) paternity issues; (b) custody issues; (c) parenting-time issues; (d) child support issues; or (e) other related issues; concerning a child born to parents who are not married to each other.”
4. Giving trial courts more flexibility for the appointment of psychologists, psychiatrists, and physicians in insanity defense cases.
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