Disclosure of personal information to offender.

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 216 on disclosure of personal information to offender. The bill is authored by Sen. Sandlin and Sen. Koch and amends the access to public records act to provide that personal information regarding a correctional officer, law enforcement officer, judge, crime victim, or their family members may be withheld from disclosure when requested by a person confined in a prison, county jail, detention facility, or in a community corrections program as a result of the person’s arrest or conviction for a crime. Currently the law permits withholding personal information of officers, judges, victims, or their family members, if the information is requested by a person incarcerated in a penal institution after conviction for a crime.

Representatives from the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, the Johnson County Sheriff, the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police, and the Hoosier State Press Association testified in support of the bill, which passed 10-0. 

Read the bill at:  http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2020/bills/senate/216