Administrative law study commission

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 1, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald and Rep Koch, establishing a 12-member administrative law study commission to determine whether to establish a centralized administrative court to replace existing administrative-law and … [Read more...]

Release of identifying adoption information

The House Committee on Judiciary heard SB 91, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald and Rep. Gutwein, on release of identifying adoption information. The bill repeals existing provisions applicable to adoptions finalized before 1994 that prohibit the release of a birth parent’s … [Read more...]

Criminal gang organization

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 141, sponsored by Rep. Kirchhofer and Rep. Delaney, on criminal gang organization. Author Sen. R. Michael Young introduced the bill that changes the term "criminal gang" to "criminal organization." It also provides … [Read more...]

Criminal law matters

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 290, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald, on criminal law matters. Author R. Michael Young introduced the bill that provides that a person may be convicted of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled … [Read more...]

Marion Superior Court

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 352, sponsored by Rep. Frizzell and Rep. DeLaney, establishing the Marion County judicial selection committee to appoint and nominate judges for the Marion superior court. It also provides that judges of the Marion … [Read more...]

Probate matters

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 371, sponsored by Rep. Koch, on probate matters. The bill: permits residential property to qualify for homestead exemption if occupied by a beneficiary of a trust that holds legal title; requires inheritance tax returns to be … [Read more...]

Firearms and certification

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1085, sponsored by Sen. Steele, on firearms and certification. Author Rep. Eberhart explained that the bill establishes procedures to challenge, in a circuit or superior court, a chief law enforcement officer’s denial of … [Read more...]