Use of firearms to secure loans

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Tomes, Sen. Alting, and Sen. Niemeyer’s SB 13 on use of firearms to secure loans.  The bill repeals the statute prohibiting the use of a firearm as a security. The Indiana Pawnbrokers Association testified in support of the … [Read more...]

Lifetime parole

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Code Committee heard Sen. Zakas’ SB 38 on lifetime parole. Sen. Zakas explained that the bill requires sexually violent predators released on lifetime parole to be placed on 24-hour GPS monitoring, changes the Level 6 felony for a … [Read more...]

Vacating convictions of trafficked persons

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

Expungement

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Code Committee heard Sen. Young’s SB 169 on expungement. The bill prohibits a sex or violent offender from expunging a misdemeanor conviction, provides that arrest records may be expunged if a related conviction is expunged or the … [Read more...]

Catastrophic injury

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Code Committee heard Sen. Young’s SB 229 on catastrophic injury.  Sen. Young explained that the bill authorizes a court to impose an additional fixed term of five to ten years if a person commits one of certain offenses which cause … [Read more...]

Access to employee restrooms

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard Sen. Becker’s SB 315 on access to employee restrooms. This bill provides that if a retail establishment has a restroom facility on its premises for the use of the retail establishment's employees, a customer, upon request, must be … [Read more...]

Drug dealing resulting in death

The Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Houchin’s SB 324 on drug dealing resulting in death. The bill provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally manufactures, finances the manufacture of, delivers, or finances the delivery of cocaine, a … [Read more...]