Juvenile court jurisdiction

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1256 authored by Rep. McNamara and Rep. Steuerwald regarding the juvenile court jurisdiction.  The bill provides that a child who: (1) commits indecent display by a youth; or (2) commits dangerous possession of a … [Read more...]

2020 Legislative Session Digest

This is the final installment of the Legislative Update for the 2020 legislative session. This installment contains summaries of select bills of interest or portions of bills that were signed into law in the 2020 legislative session. Civil Private property … [Read more...]

Criminal law issues

S.E.A. 335, P.L. 142 Effective: July 1, 2020 [relevant sections] Prohibits a person who has been adjudicated a delinquent child for committing an act while armed with a firearm that would be a serious violent felony if committed by an adult (serious delinquent) … [Read more...]

Motor vehicle and criminal law issues

H.E.A. 1157, P.L. 110 Effective: July 1, 2020 Makes an individual less than 18 years of age eligible for a deferral program. (Under current law, individuals under 18 years of age are not eligible for deferral.) Repeals certain driving privilege suspensions when a … [Read more...]

Child services oversight

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard SB 345 establishing the child services oversight committee, sponsored by Rep. Lindauer and Rep. DeVon. This bill requires the committee to review case decisions of the Department of Child Services (DCS) and … [Read more...]

Mid-Session: Juvenile Law

The following juvenile law bills passed out of their originating house:  SB 16 Juvenile delinquents and firearms Previous blog post: http://indianacourts.us/legislative/?p=2872 Floor amendments: The bill was amended to increase penalties for unlawful possession … [Read more...]

Child services oversight

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 345 on creating a committee to for child services oversight for the Department of Child Services (DCS). Author Sen. Houchin introduced this legislation and noted the numbers of children who died recently, the … [Read more...]