Unlawful encroachment by a sex offender

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 12 on unlawful encroachment by a sex offender, sponsored by Rep. Negele.  The bill provides that, unless a court has granted a waiver, a sex offender who establishes a residence: (1) with the intent to reside at the … [Read more...]

Low THC hemp extract

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 52 on low THC hemp extract, sponsored by Rep. Frizzell. The bill repeals all provisions concerning the cannabidiol registry and a "substance containing cannabidiol" (all added by HEA 1148-2017), defines "low THC hemp … [Read more...]

Out of state sex or violent offenders

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 60 on out of state sex or violent offenders, sponsored by Rep. McNamara and Rep. Washburne. The bill provides that a failure to register as a sex or violent offender for an offense originating from another … [Read more...]

Sentence modification

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 64 on sentence modification, sponsored by Rep. Washburne. The bill requires a court to advise a defendant, before accepting a guilty plea, that the court will be bound by terms of a plea agreement both at the time of … [Read more...]

Controlled substances

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 74 on controlled substances, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald.  The bill adds the substance Mexedrone to the definition of "synthetic drug" and adds additional controlled substances to the existing statutory list of … [Read more...]

Specialized driving privileges

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 98 sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald on specialized driving privileges. The bill provides that an individual's specialized driving privileges expire at the time the suspension of the individual's driving privileges is terminated if: (1) … [Read more...]

Civil forfeiture

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 99 sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald on  civil forfeiture. The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on Courts and the Judiciary in response to a federal court decision (Washington v. Marion County) … [Read more...]