Controlled substances in penal facilities

For amend and vote only, the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 198 sponsored by Rep. Pressel on controlled substances in penal facilities. This bill makes committing a controlled substance offense on the property of a penal facility or juvenile facility … [Read more...]

Substance abuse prevention grant programs

For amend and vote only, the Senate Appropriations Committee heard Sen. Koch’s SB 111 creating substance abuse prevention grant programs. This bill requires the Division of Mental Health and Addiction to establish and administer the community and faith-based substance … [Read more...]

Drug testing and visitation

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Crider’s SB 323 on drug testing and visitation. The bill authorizes a court to require a parent to submit to drug testing as a condition of exercising parenting time rights if the court finds that: (1) the parent has a history … [Read more...]

Controlled substances

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 76 authored by Sen. Merritt on controlled substances. The bill originally made changes to the weight thresholds for certain controlled substance offenses.  It also made Level 2 and Level 3 felonies of dealing in … [Read more...]

Drug penalties

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Koch’s SB 519 on drug penalties. The bill provides that if a person commits the offense of dealing or an attempt or conspiracy to commit dealing; in a controlled substance, the person may be tried in any … [Read more...]

Opioid treatment pilot program

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Raatz’s SB 276 on the opioid treatment pilot program extending the program until 2022. The bill removes Marion County from the pilot program. Representatives of Mental Health America of Indiana testified … [Read more...]

Crimes involving synthetic drugs

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1186 on synthetic drug crimes authored by Rep. Negele. The bill makes possessing or dealing in a substance that is a controlled substance analog an offense of the same level as possession of or dealing in the … [Read more...]

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Young’s SB 175 increasing the penalties for some operating a vehicle while intoxicated charges.  The bill provides that a person who causes the death of another person when operating a vehicle with cocaine, … [Read more...]