Traffic crimes

For amend and vote only, the Appropriations Committee heard Sen. Koch’s SB 186 on enhancing penalties for some traffic crimes. This bill provides that: an operator of a motor vehicle who operates a motor vehicle after the operator's driving privileges have been … [Read more...]

Intimidation against utility workers

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 304 authored by Sen. Koch on intimidation against utility workers. The bill originally provided that a person who communicates a threat to another person with the intent of interfering with providing utility … [Read more...]

Nonconsensual pornography

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1333 authored by Reps. Speedy and Stutzman on nonconsensual pornography. The bill defines "intimate image" and makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a person to distribute or display an intimate image of an individual … [Read more...]

Use of unmanned aerial vehicles

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1358 authored by Reps. Morris, Carbaugh, Beau, and Moed on use of unmanned aerial vehicles. The bill allows a law enforcement officer to use an unmanned aerial vehicle to obtain aerial photographs or video images of … [Read more...]

Terrorism and extortion

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Freeman’s SB 240 on terrorism and extortion.  The bill does the following: repeals and replaces in a new article the offense of possession, use, or manufacture of a weapon of mass destruction, agricultural … [Read more...]

Theft by public servants

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. Lauer’s HB 1192 on theft by public servants. The original bill required that a public servant who commits theft of public funds having a value of at least $750 be sentenced to a mandatory term of imprisonment of at … [Read more...]

Traffic crimes

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Koch’s SB 186 on enhancing penalties for some traffic crimes, like Operating While Intoxicated crimes and Leaving the Scene of the Accident, and consecutive sentencing for certain OWI crimes. The bill … [Read more...]