Debt collection

The Civil Law Committee heard SB 211 authored by Sen. Patricia Miller on debt collection. The bill was prepared at the request of Attorney General Zoeller amending the deceptive consumer sales statutes to further consumer protection efforts. A representative from the … [Read more...]

Unclaimed property and savings bonds

The Civil Law Committee heard SB 282 pertaining to unclaimed property and savings bonds authored by Sen. Walker. A representative of the Attorney General’s Office summarized the bill. The bill authorizes the Attorney General to process unclaimed savings bonds held for … [Read more...]

Tax deeds and conveyance documents

The Civil Law Committee heard SB 524 authored by Sen. Zakas on tax deeds and conveyance documents. This bill makes various changes to property tax statutes when real property is sold because of delinquent taxes. The bill requires certain notices involving tax sales to … [Read more...]

Recreational facility immunity

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1045, concerning recreational facility immunity. Author Rep. Morrison introduced this legislation, explaining that it applies to postsecondary educational institutions and specifies the duties and responsibilities of the users and … [Read more...]

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1456, establishing the servicemembers civil relief act, authored by Reps. Zent, Moseley, and Carbaugh. The Indiana SCRA supplements protections for servicemembers provided for under the federal SCRA. Generally, the Indiana SCRA … [Read more...]

Deadly weapons

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 92, Sen. Schneider’s bill to enhance criminal penalties using deadly weapons.  As introduced, the bill established sentencing enhancements of 5 to 20 years if a deadly weapon, not just a firearm as provided … [Read more...]

Crimes involving deadly weapons

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 164, Sen. Patricia Miller’s bill on crimes involving deadly weapons. The bill prohibits expungement for a person who has two or more convictions involving the unlawful possession or use of a deadly weapon. After … [Read more...]