S.E.A. 240, P.L. 66 Effective: July 1, 2019 Repeals and replaces in a new article the offense of: (1) possession, use, or manufacture of a weapon of mass destruction; (2) agricultural terrorism; (3) terroristic mischief; and (4) terroristic deception. Specifies … [Read more...]

Nonconsensual pornography

S.E.A. 243, P.L. 185 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "intimate image" and provides that a person who: (1) knows that an individual does not consent to the distribution of an intimate image of the individual; and (2) distributes the intimate image on the Internet; … [Read more...]

Sex offender employment and residence

S.E.A. 258, P.L. 220 Effective: July 1, 2019 Allows a court to prohibit, as a condition of probation, a sexually violent predator or an offender against children from having: (1) unsupervised contact; or (2) contact; with a child less than 16 years of age. Requires … [Read more...]

Body cavity searches and blood draws

S.E.A. 333, P.L. 224 Effective: July 1, 2019 Establishes a procedure authorizing licensed medical personnel to obtain a body fluid sample or to retrieve contraband from the body cavity of an individual as part of a criminal investigation, and, grants, with certain … [Read more...]

Misdemeanor penalties

S.E.A. 336, P.L. 32 Effective: July 1, 2019 Makes numerous misdemeanors civil infractions for the first offense. Repeals the crimes of vending machine vandalism and refusing to yield a party line. Increases the penalty for obstructing a medical person from a Class B … [Read more...]

Offenses involving critical infrastructure

S.E.A. 471, P.L. 276 Effective: July 1, 2019 Repeals the term "key facility" and replaces it with "critical infrastructure facility". Defines "critical infrastructure facility". Provides that a person who, not having a contractual interest in the property, knowingly … [Read more...]

Probation and parole for animal abusers

S.E.A. 474, P.L. 37 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "animal abuse offense" and "companion animal", and establishes as a mandatory condition of probation and parole that a person convicted of an animal abuse offense may not own, harbor, or train a companion … [Read more...]

Public defenders

S.E.A. 488, P.L. 69 Effective: July 1, 2019 Authorizes the Indiana public defender commission to create guidelines and requirements pertaining to a multicounty public defender's office. Authorizes a county executive to adopt an ordinance that allows the county to … [Read more...]