Child exploitation and child pornography

The Senate Committee on Corrections & Criminal Law heard SB 14 authored by Sen. Head on child exploitation and child pornography. The bill (1) enhances those offenses by one level if the offense involves depiction of bestiality, a mentally disabled child, force or … [Read more...]

Senate Resolution 3

A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to assign to the appropriate committee the topic of raising the age of consent from 16 to 18 years of age. The full resolution is available at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/resolutions/senate/simple/3 … [Read more...]

Definition of “sexual conduct”

S.E.A. 313, P.L. 80-2015 Effective: July 1, 2015 Adds exhibition of the female breast to the definition of "sexual conduct" for purposes of the law concerning child exploitation and child pornography. The full law is available at: … [Read more...]

Missing children and trafficked children

H.E.A. 1216, P.L. 23-2015 Effective: July 1, 2015 Requires the superintendent of the State Police Department to: (1) provide a written informational pamphlet that includes information concerning the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the National … [Read more...]

Definition of “sexual conduct

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 313, sponsored by Rep. Kirchhofer and Rep. Hale, Sen. Head’s bill to change the definition of “sexual conduct” to include exhibition of the female breast as used in child exploitation and pornography offenses.  After … [Read more...]

Human trafficking and indecent nuisances

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 532, sponsored by Reps. McNamara, Cox, Hale and Lawson, on forfeiture of property used in human trafficking and indecent nuisances.  Sen. Head explained that sexual trafficking would be added to the indecent nuisance … [Read more...]

Missing and trafficked children

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard HB 1216 on missing and trafficked children sponsored by Sen. Head and Sen. Houchin. The bill requires the Indiana State Police to prepare a pamphlet for distribution to every law enforcement agency to include … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard HB 1434 concerning the Department of Child Services sponsored by Sen. Head and Sen. Holdman. This legislation (1) provides for background checks for host homes used in the collaborative care program, (2) exempts … [Read more...]