Vacating convictions of trafficked persons

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Code Committee heard Sen. Sandlin’s SB 166 on vacating convictions of trafficked persons. The bill provides that a child who was adjudicated a delinquent child for an act performed while the child was a victim of human trafficking may … [Read more...]

Revocation of teaching licenses

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Bassler and Sen. Kruse’s SB 367 on revocation of teaching licenses. The bill requires a court to issue an order recommending to the Department of Education revocation of a defendant's teaching license if the defendant is … [Read more...]

Internet crimes against children fund

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Crider’s SB 230 on internet crimes against children fund.  The bill establishes the Internet crimes against children fund and appropriates $2,000,000 from the state general fund to the fund. The bill requires the state police … [Read more...]

Child Services

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard Sen. Merritt's SB 447 child services bill.  This is the Department of Child Services bill for 2017 and contains the following provision:   Requires child abuse and neglect training for school … [Read more...]

Accessing child pornography

The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code heard Rep. Washburne’s HB 1091 on accessing child pornography.  Rep. Washburne explained that the bill would criminalize viewing child pornography without requiring that it also be possessed. A representative of the … [Read more...]

Plan for the permanent placement of a child

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard Sen. Glick’s SB 49 requiring a post-termination plan for the permanent placement of a child to be filed simultaneously with a petition for termination of a parent-child relationship. The proposed permanency plan … [Read more...]

Child sexual abuse prevention

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard Sen. Mrvan’s SB 434 on child sexual abuse prevention. The bill requires the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to provide services and programs for the prevention of child sexual abuse as well as treatment … [Read more...]