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...]

Human trafficking

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1270 on human trafficking, sponsored by Sen. Head, Sen. Brown, and Sen. Ruckelshaus. The bill changes the human and sexual trafficking statute by: reclassifying the term “human and sexual trafficking” to … [Read more...]

Human trafficking

The Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1270 authored by Rep. Siegrist and Rep. McNamara on human trafficking. The bill changes the human and sexual trafficking statute by: reclassifying the term "human and sexual trafficking" to "human trafficking", which … [Read more...]

Juvenile justice

H.E.A. 1218, P.L. 86 Effective: July 1, 2017 Adds additional members to a community corrections advisory board. Allows an application for a state grant for a community corrections program for juveniles to be made to the Department of Correction division of youth … [Read more...]

Abortion, child abuse, and human trafficking

The House Public Policy Committee continued discussion on SB 404 regarding abortion, child abuse, and human trafficking sponsored by Rep. Mayfield and Rep. Washburne. An amendment was adopted to require parental notification in judicial bypass proceedings unless the … [Read more...]

Juvenile justice

For amend and vote only, the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1218, sponsored by Sen. Head and Sen. Bray, on juvenile justice. The legislation now includes, after amendments, these provisions: Adds juvenile related members to a community … [Read more...]

Abortion, child abuse, and human trafficking

The House Public Policy Committee heard SB 404 on abortion, child abuse, and human trafficking sponsored by Rep. Mayfield and Rep. Washburne. Author Sen. Houchin characterized the bill as strengthening parental rights by requiring parental consent with proof of identity … [Read more...]