Mental health access

H.E.A. 1007, P.L. 195 Effective: July 1, 2018 Provides that if an employer and employee comply with certain employee substance abuse treatment requirements, the employer is not liable in a civil action alleging negligent hiring for negligence of the employee. … [Read more...]

Low THC hemp extract

S.E.A. 52, P.L. 153 Effective: March 21, 2018 Provides that the Indiana department of state revenue (department) shall revoke a registered retail merchant's certificate if the department finds that the person has been convicted of dealing in marijuana based on the … [Read more...]

Controlled substances

S.E.A. 74, P.L. 89 Effective: July 1, 2018 Adds the substance Mexedrone to the definition of "synthetic drug" and adds additional controlled substances to the existing statutory list of depressants, hallucinogens, and opiates classified as schedule I. Read the … [Read more...]

Criminal law matters

H.E.A. 1270, P.L. 144 Effective: §§1 & 33-34 effective March 19, 2018, §§2-32 effective July 1, 2018 Section 1 requires the commission on improving the status of children in Indiana to study the topic of what specific authority a law enforcement officer has in … [Read more...]

Health matters

H.E.A. 1317, P.L. 209 Effective: §8 effective July 1, 2019 Section 8, opts Indiana out of the federal law prohibiting individuals convicted of drug offenses under Ind. Code §35-48 from receiving SNAP assistance if the individual meets specified conditions. … [Read more...]

Drug dealing resulting in death

H.E.A. 1359, P.L. 198 Effective: July 1, 2018 Makes manufacturing or dealing certain controlled substances resulting in the death of a user: (1) a Level 1 felony if the controlled substance is cocaine, methamphetamine, or a schedule I, II, or III controlled … [Read more...]

CBD oil and industrial hemp

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1214 sponsored by Sen. Young on CBD oil and industrial hemp. The bill repeals all provisions concerning the cannabidiol registry and a "substance containing cannabidiol" (all added by HEA 1148-2017) and legalizes CBD oil, … [Read more...]