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Synopsis of Committee Amendments

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Sub. H.B. 86
125th General Assembly
(S. Judiciary Civil Justice)


The committee adopted a substitute bill that removed the provisions of the As Introduced version of H.B. 86.  The substitute bill does the following:
(1) Adds one additional judge for the Erie County Court of Common Pleas to be elected in 2004 for a term to begin on January 2, 2005, redesignates the judge of the probate division of the Erie County Court of Common Pleas as a judge of the general division, and reallocates the jurisdictional responsibilities of the current judges of the Erie County Court of Common Pleas;
(2) Adds one judge to the Logan County Court of Common Pleas to be elected in 2004 as judge of the Domestic-Relations-Juvenile-Probate Division for a term to begin January 2, 2005, creates a Domestic Relations-Juvenile-Probate Division for the Logan County Court of Common Pleas and gives the division jurisdiction over all juvenile and domestic relations matters and, on and after January 2, 2005, concurrent jurisdiction over all probate matters, specifies that the judge that is elected the administrative judge of the probate division of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas will also be the clerk of the juvenile division and probate division of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas, and provides that, effective January 2, 2005, the probate judge of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas will have all powers relating to the domestic relations-juvenile-probate division of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas and will exercise concurrent jurisdiction with the judge of the domestic relations-juvenile-probate division of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas over matters that are within the jurisdiction of the domestic relations-juvenile-probate division;
(3) Prohibits a board of elections from invalidating a petition form filed with the board that did not satisfy the requirements of law on the date the board distributes the form.




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