Child exploitation and child pornography

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 14 on child exploitation and child pornography sponsored by Rep. Eberhart. The bill enhances the crime of child exploitation from a Level 5 felony to a Level 4 felony under certain circumstances.  The bill also … [Read more...]

Probate code study commission

The House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee heard SB 31, sponsored by Reps. Koch, Steuerwald, and Washburne, establishing the probate code study commission. This bill requires the commission to study and recommend to the general assembly changes that are needed … [Read more...]

Pharmacists and ephedrine

The House Public Health Committee heard SB 80, sponsored by Rep. Smaltz and Rep. Davisson, on pharmacists and ephedrine.  The bill authorizes a pharmacist to deny the sale of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine if in the pharmacist’s professional judgment, there is not a … [Read more...]

DOC commitments and motorboat OWI

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 142 on DOC commitments and motorboat OWI sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald.  The bill provides that an individual convicted of a Level 6 felony may be committed to the Department of Correction (DOC) if the person received … [Read more...]

Waiver to adult court

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 160 on waiver to adult court sponsored by Rep. Washburne. The bill permits a criminal court having jurisdiction over a juvenile charged with a direct file offense to withhold judgment and transfer jurisdiction back … [Read more...]

Methamphetamine matters

The House Public Health Committee heard SB 161 sponsored by Rep. Frizzell on methamphetamine matters.  The bill requires courts to report drug related felonies to the State Police Department for transmission to the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) and is … [Read more...]

Criminal law matters

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 174 on criminal law matters sponsored by Rep. Frizzell. The bill establishes that a person who with intent to (1) deceive, or (2) induce compliance with the person’s instructions, orders or requests, falsely … [Read more...]

Foreclosure mischief

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 183 on foreclosure mischief sponsored by Rep. Price.  The bill provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally damages, permanently removes an object from, or defaces residential real property that is the … [Read more...]