Accessing child pornography

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1091, sponsored by Sen. Tomes, on accessing child pornography. The bill makes it a Level 6 felony to access with intent to view a photograph or other pictorial representation that depicts or describes sexual … [Read more...]

Plan for the permanent placement of a child

he House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard SB 49, sponsored by Rep. Zent, on requiring the filing of a plan for the permanent placement of a child when a petition for termination of parental rights is filed with a court. Representatives of FSSA and … [Read more...]

Child neglect defense

For amend and vote only, the Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard Sen. Holdman’s and Sen. Head’s SB 246 providing an additional child neglect defense to an emergency medical provider who took custody of a child under Indiana’s Save Haven law. The … [Read more...]

Abortion, child abuse, and sexual trafficking

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Houchin’s SB 404 on abortion, child abuse, and sexual trafficking. This bill provides: Certain information must be provided by the parent or legal guardian of an unemancipated pregnant woman when giving written consent for … [Read more...]

Grandparent and great-grandparent visitation

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard Sen. Randolph’s and Sen. Zay’s SB 27 allowing grandparent and great-grandparent visitation in certain circumstances. This bill allows a grandparent or great-grandparent to seek visitation if the grandparent or great-grandparent has … [Read more...]

Contributing to delinquency

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Koch’s SB 189 on contributing to delinquency. The bill provides that the penalty for the crime of contributing to delinquency of a minor is a felony one level higher than that of the delinquent act committed … [Read more...]

Child neglect defense

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard Sen. Holdman’s and Sen. Head’s SB 246 providing an additional child neglect defense to an emergency medical provider who took custody of a child under Indiana’s Save Haven law.  The bill was held by the author … [Read more...]