Human trafficking

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1199 concerning human trafficking authored by Reps. McNamara, Olthoff, Steuerwald, and Kirchhofer. The bill adds the crime of promotion of human trafficking of a minor to the definition of “sex offender” and “sex or … [Read more...]

Missing children and trafficked children

H.E.A. 1216, P.L. 23-2015 Effective: July 1, 2015 Requires the superintendent of the State Police Department to: (1) provide a written informational pamphlet that includes information concerning the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the National … [Read more...]

Human trafficking and indecent nuisances

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 532, sponsored by Reps. McNamara, Cox, Hale and Lawson, on forfeiture of property used in human trafficking and indecent nuisances.  Sen. Head explained that sexual trafficking would be added to the indecent nuisance … [Read more...]

Human trafficking and indecent nuisances.

The Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 532 authored by Sen. Head on human trafficking and indecent nuisances. The bill expands the definition of “indecent nuisances” (IC 32-30-7-1) to include a public place in or upon which human trafficking is conducted, … [Read more...]

Human trafficking and asset forfeiture

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 375, authored by Sens. Houchin and Head, on human trafficking and asset forfeiture.  This bill allows a law enforcement agency to seize real or personal property, including a vehicle that is used by a person to commit, attempt to … [Read more...]

Missing children and trafficked children

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard Rep. Truitt’s HB 1216 concerning missing children and trafficked children. The legislation requires the Indiana State Police to prepare an informational pamphlet for distribution to every law enforcement … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard Rep. Mahan’s HB 1434 making various juvenile law changes which affect the Department of Child Services and juvenile courts.  Representative Mahan introduced the bill, which has five portions: requires the … [Read more...]