Juvenile delinquents and firearms

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard SB 16 authored by Sen. Bohacek regarding juvenile delinquents and firearms. This bill creates a new crime by prohibiting a person who has been adjudicated a delinquent child for committing an act while armed … [Read more...]

Specialized driving privileges

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard SB 39 authored by Sen. Freeman regarding specialized driving privileges. This bill removes the restriction that specialized driving privileges, when granted, must be for at least one hundred eighty (180) days; … [Read more...]

Possession of firearms on school property

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 69 on possession of a firearm on school property authored by Sen. Sandlin. This bill exempts law enforcement and retired law enforcement officers who maintain firearms certification from the prohibition against carrying a firearm … [Read more...]

Elkhart County courts

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 187 pertaining to Elkhart County courts authored by Sen. Doriot. This bill provides that the board of county commissioners shall provide the circuit court clerk with an office at: (1) the county seat; or (2) in Elkhart County, in … [Read more...]

Drug scheduling

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard SB 194 authored by Sen. M. Young regarding drug scheduling. This bill adds new scheduled drugs to the statutory drug schedules and redefines isomer to bring the definition in-line with the federal definition for … [Read more...]

Hamilton County magistrate

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1038 concerning Hamilton County magistrate authored by Rep. Schaibley. The bill adds an additional magistrate jointly appointed by the Hamilton Circuit and Superior Courts. In presenting the bill, Rep. Schaibley … [Read more...]

Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1047 concerning Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council authored by Rep. Steuerwald.  The bill adds the Indiana Association of Counties, Indiana Judges Association, Indiana Public Defender Commission, chair and ranking … [Read more...]

Gibson County magistrate

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1145 concerning Gibson County magistrate authored by Rep. Hostettler to add a magistrate appointed by the Gibson Superior Court.  The committee chair reported request was heard by the summer study committee and all … [Read more...]