Provocation and obstruction

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 194 regarding provocation and obstruction authored by Sen. Baldwin. The bill increases the penalty for provocation if committed against a public safety official and increases the penalty for obstruction of … [Read more...]

Criminal law issues

S.E.A. 335, P.L. 142 Effective: July 1, 2020 [relevant sections] Provides that, if certain criminal penalties are increased (or, in the case of an infraction, imposed) due to a prior conviction or infraction committed by a defendant, the new offense must have been … [Read more...]

Community corrections and credit time

H.E.A. 1120, P.L. 106 Effective: July 1, 2020 Amends guidelines related to educational credit time for a person incarcerated in the department of correction. Provides that, before May 1, 2023, the department of correction shall submit a report to the legislative … [Read more...]

Public safety

H.E.A. 1225, P.L. 116 Effective: July 1, 2020 Removes the requirement that school buses have black reflective tape affixed on the bumpers and sides of the bus. Provides that, in certain instances, a person who: (1) fails to yield to an emergency vehicle; and (2) … [Read more...]

Criminal law issues

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 335 on criminal law issues sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald. The bill provides: If certain criminal penalties are increased, or, in the case of an infraction, imposed, due to a prior conviction or infraction … [Read more...]

Educational credit time

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1120 sponsored by Sens. Koch, Young, Gaskill, and Taylor regarding educational credit time. The bill sets forth new guidelines related to educational credit time for a person incarcerated in the Department of … [Read more...]

Criminal law matters

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1132 concerning criminal law matters sponsored by Sens. Freeman, Young, and Houchin. The bill amends Ind. Code § 35-47-2-18 by replacing “handgun” with “firearm” to conform to federal law on alteration or … [Read more...]

Failure to yield to emergency vehicles

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1225 concerning failure to yield to emergency vehicles sponsored by Sens. Messmer and Becker.  The bill provides for a Level 6 felony when a person fails to yield to an emergency vehicle and causes serious … [Read more...]