Crimes resulting in the loss of a fetus

S.E.A. 203, P.L. 203 Effective: July 1, 2018 Provides that the crimes of: (1) murder; (2) voluntary manslaughter; (3) involuntary manslaughter; and (4) feticide; may be committed against a fetus in any stage of development. Specifies that the offenses do not apply … [Read more...]

Liability for rental car theft

H.E.A. 1060, P.L. 176 Effective: July 1, 2018 Repeals the offense of auto theft and receiving stolen auto parts. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control of a motor vehicle or a component part of a motor vehicle, with the … [Read more...]

Unlawful encroachment by a sex offender

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 12 on unlawful encroachment by a sex offender, sponsored by Rep. Negele.  The bill provides that, unless a court has granted a waiver, a sex offender who establishes a residence: (1) with the intent to reside at the … [Read more...]

Crimes of violence

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1250 on crimes of violence, sponsored by Sen. Koch.  The bill adds the following offenses to the statutory definition of "crime of violence": (1) Battery as a Level 2 felony; (2) Battery as a Level 3 felony; (3) … [Read more...]

Drug dealing resulting in death

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1359 sponsored by Sens. Freeman, Houchin and Young on drug dealing resulting in death. The bill makes manufacturing or dealing certain controlled substances resulting in the death of a user: a Level 1 … [Read more...]

Unlawful encroachment by a sex offender

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 12 on unlawful encroachment by a sex offender, authored by Sen. Bohacek.  The bill provides that a sex offender who establishes a residence: (1) with the intent to reside at the residence; and (2) within a … [Read more...]

Criminal law matters

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 292 on criminal law matters, authored by Sen. Young. The bill does the following: repeals the offense of auto theft and receiving stolen auto parts provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally … [Read more...]

Impaired driving offenses

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 404 on impaired driving offenses, authored by Sen. Koch.  The bill does the following: changes the term "under" to "in accordance with" in certain statutes concerning defenses involving the use of valid … [Read more...]