Female genital mutilation

S.E.A. 240, P.L. 51 Effective: July 1, 2021 In relevant part: Provides that a child is a child in need of services if before the child becomes 18 years of age the child is a victim of female genital mutilation. Provides that a person who: (1) knowingly or … [Read more...]

Law enforcement officers

H.E.A. 1006, P.L. 12 Effective: §8 is effective July 1, 2021 §8 of the bill creates a new misdemeanor that a law enforcement officer who turns off a body worn camera with the intent to conceal a criminal act commits aClass A misdemeanor. Read the bill at: … [Read more...]

Criminal penalties

H.E.A. 1097, P.L. 124 Effective: July 1, 2021 Provides that a person who uses a vehicle to commit the offense of resisting law enforcement or interfering with public safety, and has a prior conviction for either offense that involved the use of a vehicle, commits a … [Read more...]

Interfering with public safety

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1115 sponsored by Sen. Rogers regarding interfering with public safety. The bill provides that a person who enters a marked off area after having been denied entry by a firefighter commits interfering with … [Read more...]


The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1095 authored by Rep. Moed regarding trespassing. The bill provides that a person commits the offense of criminal trespass if: (1) the person, who does not have a contractual interest in the property, knowingly or … [Read more...]


On February 2, 2021, the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 198 authored by Sen. M. Young regarding rioting.  The bill grants the attorney general concurrent jurisdiction with the prosecuting attorney to prosecute an action in which a person is … [Read more...]