Criminal law issues

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 486 authored by Sen. Michael Young on criminal law issues. The bill made numerous changes including OWI using THC, revocation of community corrections placement, redefining the crime of escape to include … [Read more...]

Judicial officers & public safety officials

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1235 authored by Reps. Cook, Torr, and Lehman on judicial officers & public safety officials. The bill provides that a person commits battery on a public safety official if the offense is committed due to the … [Read more...]

Theft of retail property

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1323, authored by Reps. Negele and Schaibley concerning theft of retail property. The bill does the following: makes theft a Level 6 felony if a person: (1) knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control … [Read more...]

School bus safety

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Head’s SB 2 on school bus safety.  The bill does the following: increases the penalty, from a Class A infraction to a Class C misdemeanor, for an individual who fails to stop when a school bus's stop arm is … [Read more...]

Drug penalties

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Koch’s SB 519 on drug penalties. The bill provides that if a person commits the offense of dealing or an attempt or conspiracy to commit dealing; in a controlled substance, the person may be tried in any … [Read more...]

Victims of criminal acts

For amend and vote only, the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Messmer’s SB 551 on victims of criminal acts.  The bill provides the following: that a new registration period may be imposed if a sex or violent offender fails to register or … [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...]

Death or injury to animals

For amend and vote only, the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. Hatfield’s HB 1615 on death or injury to animals. The bill increases the offense level for certain animal cruelty crimes, amends and creates certain definitions for offenses relating to … [Read more...]