School bus safety

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 2 sponsored by Rep. Manning on school bus safety. This bill provides: an increase in the penalty for an individual who fails to stop when a school bus's stop arm is extended the court shall suspend the person's … [Read more...]

Vanderburgh County magistrates

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 114 sponsored by Rep. McNamara on Vanderburgh County magistrates, which allows the judge of the Vanderburgh circuit court to appoint an additional magistrate to serve the Vanderburgh circuit court and allows the … [Read more...]

Copies of identifying adoption information

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 197 on copies of identifying adoption information, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald. The bill provides that a person releasing identifying adoption information must, upon request by the individual requesting the identifying … [Read more...]

Controlled substances in penal facilities

For amend and vote only, the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 198 sponsored by Rep. Pressel on controlled substances in penal facilities. This bill makes committing a controlled substance offense on the property of a penal facility or juvenile facility … [Read more...]

Notice & hearings on child relocation

For amend and vote only, the House Judiciary Committee heard SB 292 on notice and hearings on child relocation, sponsored by Rep. Sullivan.  The bill does the following: changes certain procedures governing the relocation of a child in cases in which custody orders … [Read more...]

Court appointed youth advocate pilot program

The House Family, Children, and Human Affairs Committee heard SB 423 sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald and Rep. Cook creating a court appointed youth advocate pilot program. This bill provides that the Office of Judicial Administration may establish a youth advocate pilot … [Read more...]

Victims of criminal acts

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 551 sponsored by Rep. McNamara on victims of criminal acts. This bill: provides that a new registration period may be imposed if a sex or violent offender fails to register or improperly registers as a sex or … [Read more...]

Tippecanoe County Superior Court

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 568 sponsored by Rep. Lehe, which adds Tippecanoe County Superior Court. The bill passed 10-0. Read the bill at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/senate/568 … [Read more...]