Commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC

The House Courts & Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1078 on commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC by Rep. Steuerwald. This bill provides that a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony to the Department of Correction (DOC) if the person is a violent offender or has two prior unrelated felony convictions.

Representatives from the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council and Indiana Sheriffs Association testified in favor of the bill. The bill passed 13-0.

Read the bill here: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/house/1078.