Plea agreements and sentencing

S.E.A. 120, P.L. 50 Effective: April 13, 2017 Removes a provision excluding a plea agreement, a presentence report, and hearings on a plea agreement from the official record of a case unless the plea agreement is accepted by the court. Removes a provision … [Read more...]

Plea agreements and sentencing

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 120, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald, on plea agreements and sentencing. The bill repeals Ind. Code § 35-35-3-3(b)’s provision that a felony plea agreement, the presentence investigation for it, and the hearing are not … [Read more...]

Personal information privacy

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard Sen. Sandlin’s SB 549 on personal information privacy. This bill amends the definition of "abandoned" for purposes of protection of health records and personal information possessed by certain professionals. It permits the Attorney … [Read more...]

Plea agreements and sentencing

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Koch’s SB 120 on plea agreements and sentencing. The bill repeals Ind. Code §. 35-35-3-3(b)’s provision that a felony plea agreement, the presentence investigation for it, and the hearing are not part of “’the official record of … [Read more...]

Reporting of government malfeasance

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Charbonneau’s SB 394 on reporting of government malfeasance. This bill provides for confidentiality and relief for an individual who reports certain suspected violations of law by public officers. The bill was amended to exempt … [Read more...]

Confidential victim services requests

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 289, authored by Sen. Arnold and Sen. Steele, on confidential victim services requests. This bill permits, for purposes of the public records law, a law enforcement agency to share certain information with a crime victim advocate … [Read more...]