2019 Legislative Session Digest

This is the final installment of the Legislative Update for the 2019 legislative session. This installment contains summaries of select bills of interest or portions of bills that were signed into law in the 2019 legislative session.  Civil Anatomical gifts and … [Read more...]

Drug dealing

S.E.A. 110, P.L. 182 Effective: July 1, 2019 Adds an item to the existing list of enhancing circumstances for offenses relating to controlled substances. Provides that an enhancing circumstance means that the person knowingly committed the offense in, on, or within … [Read more...]

Machine guns

S.E.A. 119, P.L. 183 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "machine gun". Provides that a person may not sell, give, or in any other manner transfer ownership or possession of a machine gun to any person under 18 years of age. Provides that a person who knowingly or … [Read more...]


S.E.A. 198, P.L. 5 Effective: July 1, 2019 Makes committing a controlled substance offense on the property of a penal facility or juvenile facility an enhancing circumstance. Makes it an aggravating circumstance that a crime was committed because of certain … [Read more...]


S.E.A. 235, P.L. 219 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "collateral action" as an action that is factually or legally related to an arrest, a criminal charge, a delinquency allegation, a criminal conviction, or a delinquency adjudication. Specifies that certain … [Read more...]

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

S.E.A. 238, P.L. 30 Effective: July 1, 2019 Expands the possible recipients of grants from the Indiana criminal justice institute (institute) beyond a county government or the state government. Changes the institute's responsibility from administering sexual offense … [Read more...]


S.E.A. 240, P.L. 66 Effective: July 1, 2019 Repeals and replaces in a new article the offense of: (1) possession, use, or manufacture of a weapon of mass destruction; (2) agricultural terrorism; (3) terroristic mischief; and (4) terroristic deception. Specifies … [Read more...]

Nonconsensual pornography

S.E.A. 243, P.L. 185 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "intimate image" and provides that a person who: (1) knows that an individual does not consent to the distribution of an intimate image of the individual; and (2) distributes the intimate image on the Internet; … [Read more...]