Judicial evaluation of dangerous individuals

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1651 sponsored by Sen. Houchin regarding judicial evaluation of dangerous individuals, otherwise known as the Jake Laird law.  This bill requires the Office of Judicial Administration to collect, monitor, and publish certain … [Read more...]

Mental health matters

H.E.A. 1006, P.L. 243 Effective: July 1, 2017 Requires the Secretary of Family and Social Services to provide that residences for residential care and supported housing for chronic addiction that receive reimbursement when used as a recovery residence to be … [Read more...]

Mental health matters

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard HB 1006 sponsored by Sen. Merritt and Sen. Charbonneau on mental health matters. An amendment was adopted making the bill language discretionary upon approval of the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse and removing the … [Read more...]

Opioid addiction

The House Public Health Committee heard SB 499, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald and Rep. Kirchhofer, on involuntary commitment of people with opioid addiction as a pilot program in Allen, Marion, and Wayne counties. The bill also establishes the criteria for the program. … [Read more...]

Mental health matters

The Senate Health and Provider Services Committee heard HB 1006, sponsored by Sen. Merritt and Sen. Charbonneau, on mental health matters. Portions of the bill (1) expand eligibility for Recovery Works services to include individuals under the age of 18 whose cases were … [Read more...]

Capital punishment and serious mental illness

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Merritt’s and Sen. Ruckelhaus’ SB 155 on capital punishment and serious mental illness. This bill establishes a procedure to determine whether a defendant charged with or convicted of murder is an individual with a serious … [Read more...]