Commitment to the DOC for a Level 6 felony

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1010 on commitment to the DOC for a Level 6 felony.  Sponsor Sen. Young explained that the bill amends the law limiting the circumstances under which a person convicted of a Level 6 felony can be committed to … [Read more...]

Low level offenses

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Young’s SB 425 on low level offenses. The bill reduces from a Level 6 felony to a Class A misdemeanor several crimes concerning elections and repeals the provision that makes it a Class B misdemeanor for a bar … [Read more...]

Lifetime parole

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Code Committee heard Sen. Zakas’ SB 38 on lifetime parole. Sen. Zakas explained that the bill requires sexually violent predators released on lifetime parole to be placed on 24-hour GPS monitoring, changes the Level 6 felony for a … [Read more...]

Department of Correction wardens

The Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Tomes’ SB 387 changing the Indiana code references from superintendent to Department of Correction wardens. A representatives of Legislative Services Agency testified in favor of the bill which passed … [Read more...]

Lifetime parole

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Zakas’ SB 38 on lifetime parole. The bill requires a sexually violent predator released on lifetime parole to be placed on 24 hour GPS monitoring even if funds have not been specifically appropriated to the … [Read more...]

Commitment to DOC for a Level 6 felony

The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code heard Rep. Steuerwald’s HB 1010 on commitment to DOC for a Level 6 felony.  Rep. Steuerwald explained that the bill, endorsed by the Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council (JRAC), would clarify when certain Level 6 felons … [Read more...]

Monetary awards for exonerated prisoners

The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code heard Rep. Steuerwald’s HB 1062 on monetary awards for exonerated prisoners. The author explained that the bill establishes a DNA exoneration fund, with an initial $200,000 appropriation, to pay convicted persons … [Read more...]