Lifetime parole

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Zakas’ SB 38 on lifetime parole. The bill requires a sexually violent predator released on lifetime parole to be placed on 24 hour GPS monitoring even if funds have not been specifically appropriated to the … [Read more...]

Vacating convictions of trafficked persons

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Sandlin’s SB 166 on vacating convictions of trafficked persons. The bill provides that a child who was: (1) the victim of human trafficking; and (2) adjudicated a delinquent child for an act performed while a … [Read more...]

Mortgage foreclosure and education filing fee

The Senate Committee on Public Policy heard Sen. Merritt’s SB 227 removes the July 1, 2017 expiration of the $50 mortgage foreclosure and education filing fee paid by a creditor/plaintiff when filing a new mortgage foreclosure case. Several nonprofit organizations … [Read more...]

Internet crimes against children fund

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Crider’s SB 230 on internet crimes against children fund.  The bill establishes the Internet crimes against children fund and appropriates $2,000,000 from the state general fund to the fund. The bill requires the state police … [Read more...]

Offenses involving unmanned aerial vehicles

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Koch’s SB 299 on offenses involving unmanned aerial vehicles. The bill amends the definition of "unmanned aerial vehicle" throughout the Indiana Code to specify that the term includes: (1) an unmanned aircraft … [Read more...]

Revocation of teaching licenses

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Bassler’s and Sen. Kruse’s SB 367 on revocation of teaching licenses. The bill requires a court to issue an order recommending to the Department of Education revocation of a defendant's teaching license if the defendant is … [Read more...]

Various crimes

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Young’s SB 424 on various crimes. The bill provides the following: amends crime of strangulation to include application of pressure to a victim's torso, and increases the penalty to a Level 5 felony if it … [Read more...]

Uniform business organization laws

The Senate Commerce and Technology Committee heard Sen. Bray’s SB 443 enacting uniform business organization laws from the Uniform Business Organization Code, including the Uniform Model Registered Agents Act and the Uniform Model Entity Transactions Act. This bill … [Read more...]