Misdemeanor penalties

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Young’s SB 336 making numerous misdemeanor penalties civil infractions and repealing the crimes of vending machine vandalism and refusing to yield a party line.

There were two amendments taken by consent to increase the civil infractions back to misdemeanors with a prior unrelated infraction judgment for the same offense and reintroducing some DNR infractions that were originally repealed.

Testifying in support of the amended bill was the Daviess County Prosecutor; the Indiana Conservation Officers FOP; the Indiana Public Defender Council; the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking; and  the Hoosier Environmental Council.  The bill passed 7-1.

Read the bill at: http://www.iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/senate/336