Liability of a real estate licensee

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard Sen. Merritt’s SB 411 on liability of a real estate licensee. This bill provides that a licensed real estate broker is not liable for certain real estate related reports, statements, or information except in certain circumstances. … [Read more...]

Medical malpractice caps

The House Judiciary heard HB 1043 concerning medical malpractice caps, authored by Rep. Torr. This bill increases the medical malpractice cap from $1,250,000 to $1,650,000 for claims arising after June 30, 2015. The bill also increases the maximum amount of liability … [Read more...]

Immunity for damage caused rescuing a child

The House Judiciary heard HB 1161 concerning immunity for damage caused rescuing a child, authored and presented by Rep. GiaQuinta. The bill provides that if a child is in imminent danger of harm, a person who forcibly enters a locked motor vehicle for the purpose of … [Read more...]

Jurisdiction of the Attorney General

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1405, authored by Rep. Slager and Rep. Fine, providing concurrent jurisdiction of the attorney general with a prosecuting attorney for certain actions in which a public officer or public servant is accused. The bill … [Read more...]

Study of raising the age of consent

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SR 3 urging the study of raising the age of consent from 16 to 18. The resolution was presented by Sen. Steele and a member of the public testified in support of the resolution. The resolution passed 8-2. Read the resolution … [Read more...]

Synthetic drugs

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 93 concerning synthetic drugs authored and presented by Sen. Merritt. This bill is in response to a Court of Appeals case finding the current statute vague. The bill requires the Indiana Administrative Code publish a list of … [Read more...]

Motor vehicle title fraud

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 242 regarding motor vehicle title fraud authored by Sen. Young. This bill establishes the crime of motor vehicle title fraud, a level 6 felony. The bill is intended to rectify a gap in current law that allows an … [Read more...]