Expungement issues

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 47 on expungement issues sponsored by Rep. J. Young. The bill provides: if a court reduces a Class D or Level 6 felony to a misdemeanor, the five-year waiting period for expungement begins on the date of the … [Read more...]

Sexual assault victims’ rights

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 146 on sexual assault victims' rights sponsored by Reps. Schaibley and DeVon. The bill provides rights to sexual assault victims, including the right to speak with a sexual assault counselor before a forensic medical … [Read more...]

Recovery of litigation expenses

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 199 on recovery of litigation expenses, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald.  The bill provides that attorney's fees may be awarded against a governmental entity in a case where a court finds that the claim brought by the governmental … [Read more...]

Depositions of children

For amend and vote, the House Judiciary Committee heard SB 206 on depositions of children, sponsored by Reps. Torr and Schaibley. The bill defines "deposition" to include interviews, recorded statements, and depositions; creates certain procedures and protections in a … [Read more...]

Search warrants

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 209 on search warrants sponsored by Rep. McNamara. The bill provides that a warrant authorizing a search, testing, or other analysis of an item is deemed executed when the item is seized. It also provides that a … [Read more...]

Disclosure of personal information to offender

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 216 on disclosure of personal information to offender sponsored by Rep. Burton. The bill amends the access to public records act to provide that personal information regarding a correctional officer, law enforcement … [Read more...]

Courts and judicial officers

The House Ways and Means Committee heard SB 256 concerning courts and judicial officers sponsored by Reps. McNamara, Steuerwald, and Torr.  The bill was amended by consent and now provides: The interim committee on courts and the judiciary (committee) shall review, … [Read more...]

Criminal law issues

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 335 on criminal law issues sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald. The bill provides: If certain criminal penalties are increased, or, in the case of an infraction, imposed, due to a prior conviction or infraction … [Read more...]