Criminal law issues

S.E.A. 519, P.L. 191 Effective: July 1, 2019; §2 effective May 2, 2019 Allows certain individuals who commit an offense in a penal facility to be sentenced to the Department of Correction. Urges the legislative council to assign an appropriate study committee to … [Read more...]

Study of reckless homicide

H.E.A. 1051, P.L. 23 Effective: April 10, 2019 Urges the legislative council to assign the task of studying the topic of reckless homicide to an appropriate study committee. Read the bill at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/house/1051 … [Read more...]

Drug penalties

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 519 on drug penalties, sponsored by Rep. McNamara. 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 … [Read more...]

Study of reckless homicide

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1051 urging the legislative council to assign the task of studying the topic of reckless homicide to an appropriate study committee. The committee would study the following aspects: (1) increasing the penalty … [Read more...]

Urging the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of assessing the laws and policies concerning the adjudication and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Spartz’s SCR 16 requesting an interim study committee to assess the laws and policies concerning the adjudication and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders. The Indiana Public Defender Council testified … [Read more...]

Reckless homicide

For amend and vote only, the House Courts & Criminal Code Committee heard Sen. Thompson’s HB 1051 on reckless homicide. The original bill increased the penalty for reckless homicide to a Level 4 felony, and specified that a person commits a separate offense for each … [Read more...]