Urging the legislative council to assign the topics of court costs for indigent individuals and the look-back time period for prior unrelated convictions in Indiana’s criminal code.

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Tallian’s SR 52 which urges the legislative council to assign the topics of court costs for indigent individuals and the look-back time period for prior unrelated convictions in Indiana’s criminal code.  The … [Read more...]

Drug dealing

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 110 on drug dealing sponsored by Rep. McNamara. This bill adds an item to the existing list of enhancing circumstances for offenses relating to controlled substances and that an enhancing circumstance means that the … [Read more...]

Firearms matters

For amend and vote only, the House Ways & Means Committee heard SB 119 on firearms matters sponsored by Rep. Kirchhofer.  This bill provides that: a person may not sell, give, or in any other manner transfer ownership or possession of a machine gun to any person … [Read more...]

Nonconsenual pornography

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 192, sponsored by Rep. Negele, concerning nonconsenual pornography. The bill defines “intimate image” and creates a civil cause of action against a person who discloses an intimate image without the consent of the individual … [Read more...]

Unlawful indemnity agreements

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 230, sponsored by Rep. Lehman, addressing unlawful indemnity agreements.  This bill provides that the law concerning indemnity agreements in construction or design contracts applies to certain design-build contracts.  The bill … [Read more...]

Traffic crimes

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 186 on traffic crimes, sponsored by Rep. McNamara. This bill provides: an operator of a motor vehicle who operates a motor vehicle after the operator's driving privileges have been suspended or revoked and causes … [Read more...]

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 238, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald, on the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (CJI). This bill expands the possible recipients of grants from the CJI beyond a county government or the state government and changes … [Read more...]

Nonconsensual pornography

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 243, sponsored by Rep. Speedy, on nonconsensual pornography. This bill defines "intimate image" and provides that a person who knows that an individual does not consent to the posting of an intimate image of the … [Read more...]