The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Head’s SB 319 on sentencing after probation revocation removing the statutory provision requiring the commission of a new criminal offense from the probation revocation statute concerning Level 6 offenses. The bill was amended by consent to clarify that a person must be charged with a new offense to be eligible for commitment to the Indiana Department of Correction.
Representatives from the Attorney General’s Office and Department of Correction testified in support of the bill. Representatives from the Indiana Public Defender Council testified against the bill. The amended bill was passed 7-0.
Read the bill here: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/senate/319