Vanderburgh County magistrates

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Becker’s SB 114 on Vanderburgh County magistrates.  The bill allows the judge of the Vanderburgh circuit court to appoint an additional magistrate to serve the Vanderburgh circuit court and allows the judges of the Vanderburgh … [Read more...]

Recidivist look back periods

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Rep. Sandlin’s SB 163 on recidivist look back periods adding a felony OWI where the defendant has two priors during any time period and limiting Level 6 felony theft to cases where the defendant had a prior in … [Read more...]

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Young’s SB 175 increasing the penalties for some operating a vehicle while intoxicated charges.  The bill provides that a person who causes the death of another person when operating a vehicle with cocaine, … [Read more...]

Expungements

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Freeman’s SB 235 providing for the expungements of civil forfeiture cases and civil protection orders.  This bill allows a person to expunge all records related to a person’s expunged conviction.  The bill … [Read more...]

Waiver to adult court for attempted murder

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Houchin’s SB 279 allowing the waiver to adult court for attempted murder.  This bill provides that the juvenile court shall waive jurisdiction if it finds that the child is charged with an act that would be … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

The House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs heard HB 1006 authored by Rep. Steuerwald on the Department of Child Services (DCS).  The bill: provides older youth who received foster care are eligible to receive collaborative care services until 21years … [Read more...]

Regional holding facility

The House Courts & Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. Frye’s HB 1065 on creating a regional holding facility. The bill provides that a county sheriff may contract with the Department of Correction (DOC) to transfer a confined jail offender from a county jail to a … [Read more...]