Utility easements

S.E.A. 478, P.L. 236 Effective: §1 effective April 28, 2017; §2 effective July 1, 2017 Provides that a property owner may bring a cause of action against an electricity supplier for damages for a decrease in value of the property owner's real property caused by the … [Read more...]

Firearms and certification

H.E.A. 1085, P.L. 66 Effective: July 1, 2016 Defines "chief law enforcement officer" as an official whose certification is required under federal law for a person to manufacture or transfer certain firearms, and requires a chief law enforcement officer to issue a … [Read more...]

Religious objections to government actions

S.E.A. 50, P.L. 4-2015 Effective: July 1, 2015 Religious objections to government actions. Indicates that the law related to adjudicating a claim or defense that a state or local law, ordinance, or other action substantially burdens the exercise of religion of a … [Read more...]

Religious freedom restoration

S.E.A. 101, P.L. 3-2015 Effective: July 1, 2015 Prohibits a governmental entity from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, unless the governmental entity can demonstrate that the … [Read more...]

Consumer protection

S.E.A. 307, P.L. 227-2015 Effective: July 1, 2015 Amends the statute concerning telephone solicitations of consumers (Indiana's "do not call" law) to provide that a person may not provide substantial assistance or support to a telephone solicitor, a supplier, or a … [Read more...]

Patent protection

H.E.A. 1102, P.L. 172-2015 Effective: July 1, 2015 Prohibits a person from asserting a claim of patent infringement in bad faith. Provides that a court may, upon motion, require a person to post a bond if the target establishes a reasonable likelihood that the … [Read more...]

Servicemembers civil relief act

H.E.A. 1456, P.L. 156-2015 Effective: July 1, 2015 Creates the servicemembers civil relief act. Provides that protections under Indiana's civil relief act supplement protections for servicemembers under the federal servicemembers civil relief act. The full law is … [Read more...]

Wage payment and wage assignment

H.E.A. 1469, P.L. 193-2015 Effective: July 1, 2015 Provides that an employer who fails to make timely payment of wages or withholds wages shall pay the wages due, a reasonable fee for the plaintiff's attorney, and court costs. Provides that if a court finds that the … [Read more...]