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...]

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...]

Unauthorized adoption advertising

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1014 on unauthorized adoption advertising, sponsored by Sen. Freeman.  The bill provides that the unauthorized adoption advertising statute does not apply to an Indiana resident seeking to adopt a child on the resident's own … [Read more...]

Study of reckless homicide

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1051 urging the legislative council to assign the task of studying the topic of reckless homicide to an appropriate study committee. The committee would study the following aspects: (1) increasing the penalty … [Read more...]

Commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1078 sponsored by Sen. M. Young regarding the commitment of Level 6 offenders to the DOC. This bill provides that a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony to the department of correction if … [Read more...]

Community corrections and credit time

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1080, sponsored by Sen. M. Young, regarding community corrections and credit time. The bill provides that the Department of Correction may adopt emergency rules concerning the deprivation of earned good time … [Read more...]

Mid-Session: Criminal Law

The following criminal law bills passed out of their originating house: SR 29 Urging the legislative council to assign to an appropriate study committee the issue of criminal laws concerning fraud and deception  Previous blog post: … [Read more...]