Tobacco and vaping smoking age

S.E.A. 1, P.L. 49 Effective: July 1, 2020 Prohibits a person who is less than 21 years of age from buying or possessing: (1) tobacco; (2) e-liquids; or (3) electronic cigarettes. Makes conforming changes regarding enforcement provisions, sales certificates, … [Read more...]

Disregard of a traffic control signal

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 443 on disregard of a traffic control signal.  The bill is authored by Sen. Garten and establishes that the following are Class B infractions: (1) failure to stop at a traffic control signal resulting in bodily … [Read more...]

Misdemeanor penalties

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Young’s SB 336 making numerous misdemeanor penalties civil infractions and repealing the crimes of vending machine vandalism and refusing to yield a party line. There were two amendments taken by consent … [Read more...]

Emotional support animals

S.E.A. 240, P.L. 162 Effective: July 1, 2018 Provides that a dwelling that is exempt from the Indiana fair housing law is not subject to the requirements applicable to emotional support animals. Defines "emotional support animal". Specifies who may use an emotional … [Read more...]

Motor vehicle safety

S.E.A. 266, P.L. 164 Effective: July 1, 2018 Provides that exceeding an altered speed limit established by a local authority is a Class C infraction. Provides that exceeding a speed limit in a school zone is a Class B infraction. Provides that failing to maintain a … [Read more...]

Emotional support animals

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 240 relating to emotional support animals sponsored by Rep. Siegrist. The bill defines "emotional support animal," specifies who may use an emotional support animal, who may prescribe an emotional support animal, and when an … [Read more...]

Service animals

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard SB 240 authored by Sen. Leising on service animals. The author clarified that this bill is for emotional support animals not service animals. The bill specifies that a landlord may not ask an individual with a disability who seeks to … [Read more...]

Traffic amnesty program

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1152 on traffic amnesty program authored by Rep. Shackleford.  The bill permits an eligible individual to petition a circuit or superior court, in the same case number for the violation, for a reduction in the amount … [Read more...]