Sentencing

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 133 on sentencing, sponsored by Rep. Speedy and Rep. Olthoff. The bill does the following: Enhances the penalty for child exploitation and child pornography if the person has a previous conviction. Provides … [Read more...]

Criminal law issues

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 197 on criminal law issues, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald.  The author, Sen. M. Young, presented the bill which does the following: Specifies that a conviction for certain sex offenses requires mandatory … [Read more...]

Juvenile justice

On recommitment, the House Ways and Means Committee heard SB 368 authored by Sen. Tallian and sponsored by Rep, McNamara on juvenile justice.  Sen. Tallian introduced the legislation, which provides for the automatic expungement of certain juvenile offenses when a child … [Read more...]

Civil immunity related to COVID-19

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1002 sponsored by Sen. Messmer and Sen. Liz Brown regarding civil immunity related to COVID-19. The bill protects health care providers from professional discipline for certain acts or omissions related to health care services … [Read more...]

Small claims court procedures

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1110 sponsored by Sen. Baldwin, Sen. Garten, and Sen. Messmer regarding small claims court procedures. The bill provides that on the small claims docket, if the claim does not exceed $8,000: (1) all corporate entities, limited … [Read more...]

Human trafficking

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1200 sponsored by Sen. Crider and Sen. Donato regarding human trafficking.  The author, Rep. McNamara, introduced the bill which modifies the definition of "protected person" for purposes of the admission of a … [Read more...]

Criminal appeals

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1293 sponsored by Sen. M. Young regarding criminal appeals. The author, Rep. Jeter, introduced the bill which provides that an order granting a motion to discharge a defendant before trial may be appealed to the … [Read more...]