Criminal law issues

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 197 authored by Sen. M. Young regarding criminal law issues.  The bill specifies that a conviction for certain sex offenses requires mandatory revocation of a teaching license. The bill provides that a child … [Read more...]

Rioting

On February 2, 2021, the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 198 authored by Sen. M. Young regarding rioting.  The bill grants the attorney general concurrent jurisdiction with the prosecuting attorney to prosecute an action in which a person is … [Read more...]

Self-defense

On February 2, 2021, the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 199 authored by Sen. M. Young and Sen. Garten regarding self-defense. The bill specifies that “reasonable force” includes the pointing of a loaded or unloaded firearm for purposes of … [Read more...]

Juvenile justice

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 368 authored by Sen. Tallian regarding juvenile justice. The bill requires the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to track the number of children committed to jail. The bill repeals the juvenile direct file … [Read more...]

Court matters

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

Small claims court procedures

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1110 authored by Rep. Bartels 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 liability companies, … [Read more...]

Deceptive lead generation

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1125 on deceptive lead generation authored by Rep. Lehman.  The bill makes false, misleading, or deceptive advertisements for claims related to medical devices and legend drugs and certain other actions a deceptive act, and … [Read more...]