Punitive damages

For amend and vote only, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Becker’s SB 27 providing that limitations on punitive damages do not apply to civil actions in which the plaintiff was injured as a result of conduct described in certain criminal sexual misconduct … [Read more...]

Fertility fraud

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Sandlin’s SB 174 on fertility fraud. This introduced bill provides that a physician who treats a patient of that physician for infertility by using the physician's own spermatozoon or ovum, without the patient's consent or by … [Read more...]

License reinstatement fee reduction

            The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Taylor’s SB 210 on the license reinstatement fee reduction reducing the driver's license reinstatement fee to: (1) $25 for a first suspension; (2) $50 for a second suspension; and (3) $100 for a … [Read more...]

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Freeman’s SB 238 on the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute expanding grant funding beyond the county and state governments, removing duplicate and nonexistent funding, and abolishing certain programs within … [Read more...]

Opioid treatment pilot program

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Raatz’s SB 276 on the opioid treatment pilot program extending the program until 2022. The bill removes Marion County from the pilot program. Representatives of Mental Health America of Indiana testified … [Read more...]

Sentencing after probation revocation

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Head’s SB 319 on sentencing after probation revocation removing the statutory provision requiring the commission of a new criminal offense from the probation revocation statute concerning Level 6 offenses. … [Read more...]

Public defenders

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Young’s SB 488 on public defenders authorizing the Indiana Public Defender Commission to create a system for and guidelines governing multi-county public defender offices. The bill also specifies term … [Read more...]

Tippecanoe County superior court

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Buchanan’s SB 568 adding a Tippecanoe County superior court. Tippecanoe Superior Court Judge Randy Williams testified in favor of the bill. The bill passed 10-0 and was recommitted to Appropriations. Read the bill at: … [Read more...]