The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 176 regarding immediate detention orders sponsored by Rep. Foley. This bill permits a court to order an individual to be transported to an appropriate facility for a preliminary medical and psychological evaluation if the court has reasonable grounds to believe that the individual has a mental illness, is dangerous, and is in immediate need of hospitalization and treatment. This bill also provides that the costs of transportation and care must be paid by the county if there were not reasonable grounds to believe that the individual had a mental illness and was dangerous. The bill passed, 11-0.
The House Ways and Means Committee heard SB 293, regarding inheritance tax sponsored by Rep. Turner, Rep. Welch, Rep. Grubb, and Rep. McMillin. The bill was amended in committee and now reclassifies a spouse, widow, or widower of a child of the transferor as a Class A transferee instead of a Class B transferee, and a spouse, widow, or widower of a stepchild of the transferor as a Class A transferee instead of a Class C transferee. The amended bill provides that IC 6-4.1- 1 through 9, and IC 6-4.1-12 do not apply to property interest transfers by a decedent whose death occurs after June 30, 2022. Finally, the amended bill increases the exemption for Class A transferees (to $250,000), Class B and C transferees (to $25,000) for transfers resulting from the death of the decedent after June 30, 2012, amends the percentages for credits allowed, and amends the formula for the inheritance tax replacement amount for each county through June 30, 2022. The bill passed as amended 22-3.