Mental health drugs

The Health and Provider Services Committee heard SB 464 authored by Sen. Patricia Miller on mental health drugs. The bill was prepared at the request of Attorney General Zoeller and the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force in response to epidemic prescription opioid … [Read more...]

Death penalty aggravator

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 8, Sen. Steele’s bill to amend the death penalty statute, I.C. 35-50-2-9, to add decapitation or attempted decapitation of the victim as a death penalty aggravator. In discussion, Committee members agreed with … [Read more...]

Possession of paraphernalia

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 37, Sen. Bray’s bill to amend the possession of paraphernalia statute by removing possession of “raw material” as a basis for liability. Several amendments to the bill were presented by Sen. Bray and adopted by … [Read more...]

DOC specialized vocational program

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 173, Sen. R. Michael Young’s bill to establish a DOC specialized vocational program.  Sen. Young explained that the bill would require the DOC to establish a program to train minimum-security offenders in trades … [Read more...]

Sentence modification

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 174, Sen. R. Michael Young’s bill to make the application of the 2014 sentence modification statutory changes retroactive to crimes committed before July 1, 2014.  Sen. Young noted that there was disagreement in … [Read more...]