School bus stop arm violation enforcement

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 69 authored by Sen. Niemeyer related to school bus stop arm violation enforcement. The bill creates an inference for the trier of fact that the registered owner of a vehicle was driving the vehicle when it was … [Read more...]

Domestic battery enhancement

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 79 concerning domestic battery enhancement authored by Sen. Crider. The bill enhances the penalty for domestic battery when the offender has a prior conviction for strangulation against the same family or … [Read more...]

Sentencing

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 133 concerning sentencing authored by Sen. Freeman and Sen. Sandlin. The bill enhances the penalty for child exploitation and child pornography if the person has a previous conviction. The bill provides that a … [Read more...]

Provocation and obstruction

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 194 regarding provocation and obstruction authored by Sen. Baldwin. The bill increases the penalty for provocation if committed against a public safety official and increases the penalty for obstruction of … [Read more...]

Expungement

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 255 concerning expungement authored by Sen. Freeman. The bill permits expungement of eligible felony convictions if the convicted person meets certain requirements and has not been convicted of another felony … [Read more...]

Expiration of contact preference forms

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 268 on expiration of contact preference forms, authored and presented by Sen. Michael Young.  The bill provides adoptees can receive information regarding birth parents after the birth parent has died regardless of the date of the … [Read more...]

Court matters

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 380 on court matters, authored and presented by Sen. Koch.  The bill provides for a new Hamilton Superior Court.  The bill also allows for appointment of a magistrate in Decatur County, Hancock County, Huntington County, Knox … [Read more...]

Civil immunity related to COVID-19

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1002 authored by Rep. Torr regarding civil immunity related to COVID-19. This bill protects health care providers from professional discipline for certain acts or omissions related to health care services provided during a state … [Read more...]