Harassment and orders for protection

H.E.A. 1607, P.L. 266 Effective: July 1, 2019 Adds Ind. Code § 34-6-2-51.5 to define harassment for protection orders under Ind. Code § 34-26-5 which includes, but is not limited to, repeated or continuing impermissible contact: (1) that would cause a reasonable … [Read more...]


S.E.A. 235, P.L. 219 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "collateral action" as an action that is factually or legally related to an arrest, a criminal charge, a delinquency allegation, a criminal conviction, or a delinquency adjudication. Specifies that certain … [Read more...]

Harassment and orders of protections

The Senate Committee on Courts and Criminal Law heard HB 1607 concerning harassment and orders for protection.  The bill provides that a person who is a victim of harassment (as defined by I.C. 35-45-10-2) may file a petition for an order for protection against a person … [Read more...]

Bullying and orders of protection

The House Judiciary Committee heard Rep. Hatfield’s HB 1607 on bullying and orders of protection.  This bill defines bullying and provides that a person may qualify for a protection order against a person who commits harassment or bullying.  The bill allows the court to … [Read more...]

Protective Orders and employment

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Rep. Randolph’s SB 16 on protective orders and employment.  The bill provides that an individual is not subject to disqualification from eligibility for unemployment benefits because of discharge from the individual's employment due … [Read more...]


The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Freeman’s SB 235 providing for the expungements of civil forfeiture cases and civil protection orders.  This bill allows a person to expunge all records related to a person’s expunged conviction.  The bill … [Read more...]

Handgun matters

H.E.A. 1071, P.L. 221 Effective: July 1, 2017 Provides that certain persons protected by a civil protection order may carry a handgun without a license for: (1) 60 days after the date the civil protection order is issued; or (2) 60 days after the date the person … [Read more...]