Passenger restraint systems

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1011, authored by Rep. Torr, on passenger restraint systems. Rep. Torr introduced this bill explaining that it repeals the current provision that failure to comply with safety belt laws and child passenger restraint system laws … [Read more...]

Actions against a surveyor

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1050, authored by Rep. Ober and Rep. McMillin, on actions against a surveyor. Rep. Ober introduced this bill, and explained that it provides that an action to recover damages for a deficiency in a land survey must be brought … [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...]

Identifying information for adoptions

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 352 pertaining to identifying information for adoptions authored by Sen. Steele and Sen. Delph. Sen. Steele stated that the bill authorizes adoptees adopted between 1941 and 1993 to access their own adoption information to the … [Read more...]

Vanderburgh Circuit Court magistrate

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 122 authored by Sen. Becker and Sen. Tomes, pertaining to a Vanderburgh Circuit Court magistrate. The bill was prepared by the Interim Study Committee on the Courts and Judiciary. This bill authorizes the Vanderburgh Circuit Court … [Read more...]