E-liquids

For amend and vote only, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Head’s SB 1 on e-liquids. Among the bill’s provisions, it provides that a retailer who fails to verify the age of a person less than 27 years of age and sells the person e-liquids commits a Class C … [Read more...]

Forfeiture

For amend and vote only, the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Boots’ SB 8 on forfeiture.  The bill permits seized property to be forfeited to the state only if the owner of the property has been convicted of a criminal offense, repeals a … [Read more...]

Foreclosure counseling and education fee

The Senate Public Policy Committee heard Sen. Merritt’s SB 227 on the foreclosure counseling and education fee. The bill removes the July 1, 2017, expiration date for the $50 mortgage foreclosure counseling and education fee that must be paid by a party filing an action … [Read more...]

Asbestos litigation

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard Sen. Glick’s SB 236 on asbestos litigation. The bill requires certain disclosures regarding asbestos bankruptcy trust claims in civil asbestos actions, and provides medical criteria to set aside and preserve the claims of asbestos … [Read more...]

Child neglect defense

For amend and vote only, the Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard Sen. Holdman’s and Sen. Head’s SB 246 providing an additional child neglect defense to an emergency medical provider who took custody of a child under Indiana’s Save Haven law. The … [Read more...]

Pyramid promotional schemes

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard Sen. Messmer’s SB 283 on pyramid promotional schemes. Sen. Messmer explained that the bill removes references to pyramid promotional schemes in the deceptive consumer sales law and addresses pyramid promotional schemes in a separate … [Read more...]

Offenses involving unmanned aerial vehicles

For amend and vote only, the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Koch’s SB 299 on offenses involving unmanned aerial vehicles.  The bill amends the definition of "unmanned aerial vehicle" throughout the Indiana Code to specify that the term … [Read more...]

DNA for felony arrestees

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard Sen. Houchin’s SB 322 on submitting DNA for felony arrestees. This bill requires every person arrested for a felony after December 31, 2017, to submit a DNA sample, and specifies that the sample may be obtained only by buccal … [Read more...]