Marion Circuit Court magistrate

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 27, authored by Sen. Steele and Sen. R. Michael Young, allowing the judge of Marion Circuit Court to appoint one full-time Marion circuit court magistrate. The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the Interim Study … [Read more...]

Senior judges and judges pro tempore

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 81 on senior judges and judges pro tempore authored by Sen. R. Michael Young. This bill allows a senior judge or a judge pro tempore serving in a county that has more than one superior court judge to, with the consent of any judge … [Read more...]

Release of identifying adoption information

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 91, authored by Sen. Steele, on the release of identifying adoption information. This legislation would permit release of identifying adoption information from 1941 – 1994, unless a non-release form is on file with the Indiana … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services reporting

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 131 on Department of Child Services reporting authored by Sen. Broden and Sen. Grooms.  Sen. Broden stated this legislation would define near fatalities to include "life threatening" injuries.”  “Life … [Read more...]

Criminal gang activity

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 141 concerning criminal gang activity authored by Sen. R. Michael Young. The author explained that this bill changes the term “criminal gang” to “criminal organization” and provides that a criminal organization … [Read more...]

Notification of abuse or neglect assessment

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 159 on notification of abuse or neglect assessment authored by Sen. Banks and Sen. Grooms.  This bill requires notification to the U.S. Department of Defense if a child of a parent, guardian or custodian on … [Read more...]

Foreclosure mischief

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 183 concerning foreclosure mischief authored by Sen. Bray. Sen. Bray explained this bill addresses the issue of homeowners in foreclosure intentionally damaging their homes when leaving by establishing a Class A … [Read more...]