License reinstatement fee reduction

            The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Taylor’s SB 210 on the license reinstatement fee reduction reducing the driver's license reinstatement fee to: (1) $25 for a first suspension; (2) $50 for a second suspension; and (3) $100 for a … [Read more...]

Sentencing after probation revocation

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Head’s SB 319 on sentencing after probation revocation removing the statutory provision requiring the commission of a new criminal offense from the probation revocation statute concerning Level 6 offenses. … [Read more...]

Regional holding facility

The House Courts & Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. Frye’s HB 1065 on creating a regional holding facility. The bill provides that a county sheriff may contract with the Department of Correction (DOC) to transfer a confined jail offender from a county jail to a … [Read more...]

Commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC

The House Courts & Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1078 on commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC by Rep. Steuerwald. This bill provides that a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony to the Department of Correction (DOC) if the person is a violent … [Read more...]

Victim notification

S.E.A. 239, P.L. 55 Effective: July 1, 2017 Provides that if the discharge or release date of an offender is changed during the 40-day notification period before an offender's planned discharge or release, the Department of Correction shall notify the victim as soon … [Read more...]

Department of Correction wardens

S.E.A. 387, P.L. 67 Effective: July 1, 2017 Changes Indiana Code references to the "superintendent" of a state penal facility or correctional institution to "warden". The full law is available at: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/senate/387 … [Read more...]

Commitment to the DOC for a Level 6 felony

H.E.A. 1010, P.L. 7 Effective: March 29, 2017 Amends the law limiting the circumstances under which a person convicted of a Level 6 felony can be committed to the Department of Correction (DOC). Provides that a person convicted of a Level 6 felony can be committed … [Read more...]