Grandparent and great-grandparent visitation

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard Sen. Randolph’s and Sen. Zay’s SB 27 allowing grandparent and great-grandparent visitation in certain circumstances. This bill allows a grandparent or great-grandparent to seek visitation if the grandparent or great-grandparent has … [Read more...]

Possession of firearms in locked vehicles

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard Sen. Tomes’ SB 43 removing penal facilities from the list of locations where employer ordinances, resolutions, policies, or rules prohibiting the possession of firearms in locked vehicles on employer property may be enforced. The … [Read more...]

Capital punishment and serious mental illness

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Merritt’s and Sen. Ruckelhaus’ SB 155 on capital punishment and serious mental illness. This bill establishes a procedure to determine whether a defendant charged with or convicted of murder is an individual with a serious … [Read more...]

Contributing to delinquency

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Koch’s SB 189 on contributing to delinquency. The bill provides that the penalty for the crime of contributing to delinquency of a minor is a felony one level higher than that of the delinquent act committed … [Read more...]

Bail

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. M. Young’s SB 228 on bail. The bill codifies bail guidelines recommending that arrestees, with some exclusions, who do not present a substantial risk of flight or danger be released without bail, subject to … [Read more...]

Guardianships

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard Sen. Crider’s SB 235 on guardianships.  The bill requires guardians to monitor and only permit appropriate contact, communication and social interaction between the protected adult and individuals with whom the … [Read more...]

Child neglect defense

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard Sen. Holdman’s and Sen. Head’s SB 246 providing an additional child neglect defense to an emergency medical provider who took custody of a child under Indiana’s Save Haven law.  The bill was held by the author … [Read more...]

DNA for felony arrestees

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Houchin’s SB 322 on submitting DNA for felony arrestees. This bill requires every person arrested for a felony after June 30, 2017, to submit a DNA sample, and specifies that the sample may be obtained only by buccal swab. It … [Read more...]