Profiting from an adoption

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 5 on profiting from an adoption, authored by Sen. Zakas. The bill adds an exemption for the transfer or receipt of reasonable charges and fees for adoption services provided by an attorney licensed in Indiana from a profiting from … [Read more...]

Putnam County magistrate

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 14 authored by Sen. Bray on a Putnam County magistrate recommitted upon passage by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill allows the judges of the Putnam Circuit and Superior Courts to jointly appoint one full-time … [Read more...]

Out of state sex or violent offenders

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 60 on out of state sex or violent offenders authored by Sen. Zakas. The bill provides that a failure to register as a sex or violent offender for an offense originating from another jurisdiction is a Level 5 … [Read more...]

Sentence modification

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee held further hearing on SB 64 on sentence modification authored by Sen. Young. The bill provides that without the consent of the prosecuting attorney, a court may not reduce the sentence of a person sentenced under a … [Read more...]

Internet crimes investigation fee and fund

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 68 on internet crimes investigation fee and fund authored by Sen. Crider. The bill provides the following: establishes the Internet crimes investigation fund (fund) requires the state police department (department) to … [Read more...]

Kosciusko County superior court

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 126 authored by Sen. Head on a Kosciusko County superior court recommitted upon passage by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill adds a fourth judge and Superior Court #4 to the superior court of Kosciusko County. The … [Read more...]

Court Appointed Child Advocate immunity

The Senate Committee on Civil Law heard SB 130 authored by Sen. Bohacek on court appointed child advocate (CASA) immunity. The bill provides immunity from civil and criminal liability for a guardian ad litem program, a CASA program, and an employee, contract employee, … [Read more...]