Limited liability arising from trespassing

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 306 concerning limited liability arising from trespassing, sponsored Rep. Steuerwald and Rep. Koch. Sen. Bray introduced the bill, explaining that this bill codifies current trespass liability common law. The bill establishes that … [Read more...]

Consumer protection

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 307 concerning consumer protection, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald. Sen. Bray introduced this bill, which amends several provisions of the senior consumer protection act (act). It amends the act as follows: (1) Expands the class of … [Read more...]

Actions against a surveyor

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard HB 1050, sponsored by Sen. Glick, providing that actions against a surveyor to recover damages for a deficiency in a land survey must be brought against the surveyor not later than 10 years after the date of the survey. This bill … [Read more...]

Patent protection

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard HB 1102, sponsored by Sen. Steele, on patent protection. This bill prohibits a person from asserting a claim of patent infringement in bad faith. It provides that a court may, upon motion, require a person to post a bond if the … [Read more...]

Garnishment of state tax refunds

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard HB 1358, sponsored by Sen. Steele and Sen. Broden, on the garnishment of state tax refunds.  Author Rep. Cox explained that the bill provides that if a debt has been reduced to a judgment in Indiana and the judgment has not been … [Read more...]

DOC specialized vocational program

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 173 concerning the Department of Correction specialized vocational program. Sponsor Rep. Washburne explained that this bill permits the Department of Correction to establish a specialized vocational program to train … [Read more...]

Credit time

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 175 sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald on credit time. This bill is intended to resolve conflicts in the interpretation of the various credit time terms used throughout the Indiana Code. Rep. Pierce introduced an … [Read more...]

Inmate correspondence

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 285 sponsored by Rep. Dermondy and Rep. McMillin on inmate correspondence. Author Sen. Tomes explained that the bill gives offenders within the Department of Correction the option of sending correspondence via … [Read more...]