Juvenile justice

The House Courts & Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1218 authored by Rep. McNamara and co-authored by Reps. Reardon and Steuerwald on juvenile justice.  The bill: adds additional members to a community corrections advisory board to provide expertise on matters … [Read more...]

Vacating convictions of trafficked persons

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Sandlin’s SB 166 on vacating convictions of trafficked persons. The bill provides that a child who was: (1) the victim of human trafficking; and (2) adjudicated a delinquent child for an act performed while a … [Read more...]

Human trafficking and common nuisances

H.E.A. 1028, P.L. 59 Effective: July 1, 2016 Repeals certain provision in current law defining the crimes of visiting and maintaining a common nuisance in connection with the unlawful use of: (1) alcohol; (2) legend drugs; and (3) controlled substances. Creates a … [Read more...]

Human trafficking

H.E.A. 1199, P.L. 75 Effective: July 1, 2016 Adds the crime of promotion of human trafficking of a minor to the definitions of "sex offender" and "sex or violent offender". The full law is available at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2016/bills/house/1199 … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services matters

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 305, sponsored by Rep. Frizzell and Rep.  McNamara, on Department of Child Services matters. This bill makes a child who is a victim of human or sexual trafficking a new CHINS category, and adds a CHINS chapter for a child who … [Read more...]

Human trafficking and common nuisances

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1028, sponsored by Sen. Head, on human trafficking and common nuisances. The bill creates new offenses for visiting (Class A misdemeanor) or maintaining (Level 6 felony) a common nuisance where certain human … [Read more...]

Human trafficking

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1199, sponsored by Sen. Head and Sen. Eckerty, on human trafficking. The bill requires a person convicted of promotion of human trafficking of a minor to register as a “sex offender” or “sex or violent … [Read more...]

Human and sexual trafficking

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1028 concerning human and sexual trafficking authored by Rep. Truitt.  The bill makes it a class A misdemeanor for visiting a common nuisance, for knowingly or intentionally visiting a place with the intent to … [Read more...]