Human trafficking

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard HB 1200 sponsored by Sen. Crider and Sen. Donato regarding human trafficking.  The author, Rep. McNamara, introduced the bill which modifies the definition of "protected person" for purposes of the admission of a … [Read more...]

Domestic battery enhancement

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 79 sponsored by Rep. McNamara regarding domestic battery enhancement. The author, Sen. Crider, introduced the bill which enhances the penalty for domestic battery when the offender has a prior conviction for … [Read more...]

Criminal penalties

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1097 authored by Rep. Abbott regarding criminal penalties.  The bill provides that a person who discharges a firearm in an unsafe manner and creates a substantial risk of bodily injury or death to a person or group … [Read more...]

Human trafficking

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1200 authored by Rep. McNamara regarding human trafficking. The bill modifies the definition of "protected person" for purposes of the admission of a statement or videotape of an individual who is less than 14 years … [Read more...]

Juvenile justice

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 368 authored by Sen. Tallian regarding juvenile justice. The bill requires the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to track the number of children committed to jail. The bill repeals the juvenile direct file … [Read more...]

Sentencing

On January 27, 2021, the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1202 authored by Rep. McNamara and Rep. Morris regarding sentencing.  The bill provides that the department of correction shall identify an inmate to the parole board and provide the parole board … [Read more...]

Domestic battery enhancement

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 79 concerning domestic battery enhancement authored by Sen. Crider. The bill enhances the penalty for domestic battery when the offender has a prior conviction for strangulation against the same family or … [Read more...]

Sentencing

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 133 concerning sentencing authored by Sen. Freeman and Sen. Sandlin. The bill enhances the penalty for child exploitation and child pornography if the person has a previous conviction. The bill provides that a … [Read more...]