Statute of limitations

S.E.A. 109, P.L. 31 Effective: July 1, 2020 Provides that an otherwise barred offense may be commenced not later than five years from the earlier of the date on which: (1) the state first discovers DNA evidence sufficient to charge the offender; (2) the state first … [Read more...]

Deposition of a child victim

S.E.A. 206, P.L. 62 Effective: March 18, 2020 Defines "child victim" as a child less than 16 years of age who is the victim of a sex offense and specifies that a child victim has the right to confer with a representative of the prosecuting attorney's office before … [Read more...]

Depositions of children

For amend and vote, the House Judiciary Committee heard SB 206 on depositions of children, sponsored by Reps. Torr and Schaibley. The bill defines "deposition" to include interviews, recorded statements, and depositions; creates certain procedures and protections in a … [Read more...]

Grandparent visitation

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1278 on grandparent visitation by Rep. Bauer. This bill amends statutes regarding standing to seek grandparent visitation and survival of judicially granted grandparent visitation rights; to specify that standing to seek visitation … [Read more...]

Minimum age to marry

 The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1418 on the minimum age to marry by Rep. Engleman. This bill:  Amends the definition of "adult" for purposes of the Indiana Code to include a married minor who is at least 16 years of age and a minor who has been completely … [Read more...]

Interviews and depositions of children

On January 16, 2020, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 206 on interviews and depositions of children in sex offense cases.  The bill, authored by Sen. Messmer, creates certain procedures and protections in a defense interview or a court ordered deposition for a … [Read more...]

Interviews and depositions of children

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 206 on interviews and depositions of children in sex offense cases.  The bill, authored by Sen. Messmer, creates certain procedures and protections in a defense interview or a court ordered deposition for a child less than 16 … [Read more...]