Target shooting liability and agritourism

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 9 on target shooting liability and agritourism.  The bill, authored by Sen. Tomes, provides that a person who goes upon a premises for the purpose of target shooting does not have an assurance that the premises is safe for that … [Read more...]

Expungement timing

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code heard SB 47 authored by Sen. Freeman regarding expungement timing. The bill provides that if a court reduces a Class D or Level 6 felony to a misdemeanor, the five-year waiting period for expungement begins the date … [Read more...]

Various trust and probate issues

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Freeman’s SB 50 on various trust and probate issues for amend and vote.  The bill makes various changes to trust and probate laws concerning proof of title affidavits, small estate affidavits, execution of a trust by a third … [Read more...]

Recovery of litigation expenses

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 199 on recovery of litigation expenses.  The bill, authored by Sen. Koch,  requires a court to award reasonable litigation expenses to the prevailing party in a civil action brought against that party by a governmental entity if … [Read more...]

Driver’s license suspensions

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code heard SB 200 authored by Sen. M. Young repealing certain license suspensions when a motor vehicle is used in dealing certain controlled substances. The Indiana Public Defender Council testified in support of the … [Read more...]

Interviews and depositions of children

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 206 on interviews and depositions of children in sex offense cases.  The bill, authored by Sen. Messmer, creates certain procedures and protections in a defense interview or a court ordered deposition for a child less than 16 … [Read more...]