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01/20/2023 01:05 PM EST
The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SJ 1 on limitation on the right to bail authored by Sen. Koch.The joint resolution proposes to amend the Indiana Constitution to provide that a person who poses a substantial risk to the public is not entitled to release on bail. The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council testified in support of […]
01/20/2023 01:05 PM EST
The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 26 authored by Sen. Bohacek on the representation of caregivers in CHINS cases. The bill provides that a familial caregiver (other than the child’s parent) is entitled to representation by counsel in a child in need of services (CHINS) proceeding under certain circumstances. The Public Defender Council and the Public […]
01/20/2023 01:04 PM EST
The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 48 on child sex offenses authored by Sen. Crider.The bill provides that a criminal prosecution of a sex offense committed against a child that is otherwise barred by the statute of limitations may nevertheless be commenced within five years from the date on which: (1) the state discovers DNA […]
01/20/2023 01:03 PM EST
The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 158 on domestic violence authored by Sen. Crider.The bill provides a list of offenses that qualify as crimes of domestic violence.  The bill increases the time period that a person arrested for a crime of domestic violence may not be released on bail from 8 to 24 hours. […]
01/20/2023 01:02 PM EST
The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 179 on home detention authored by Sen. Koch. The bill provides that a court may not order a person convicted of a Level 1 felony or a crime subject to certain enhancement; to a community corrections program and allows a court to place a person in community corrections […]
01/20/2023 01:00 PM EST
The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 181 regarding the cause of action concerning restraint of trade authored by Sen. Koch.  The bill amends the statute concerning combinations restraining trade as follows:             A representative from the Attorney General’s Office testified in support of the bill. The bill passed 9-1. Read the bill at
01/20/2023 12:57 PM EST
The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 280 on prosecuting attorneys authored by Sen. Freeman.The bill establishes a special prosecuting attorney unit as a division of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council (IPAC) to take special prosecutor appointments and increase the number of qualified special prosecutors. The bill establishes the Indiana prosecuting attorney commission as a division […]
01/20/2023 12:54 PM EST
The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 287 authored by Sen. Freeman on various probate and trust matters. The bill provides: Representatives from the Indiana State Bar and the Central Indiana Area on Aging testified in support of the bill. The bill was amended to provide: The amended bill passed 10-1. Read the bill at  https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2023/bills/senate/287
01/20/2023 12:53 PM EST
The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 303 authored by Sen. Brown on privacy protections for nonprofit organizations. The bill:  Representatives from the Indiana Philanthropic Alliance, Americans for Prosperity, and Philanthropy Roundtable testified in support of the bill.  The bill was amended to provide that an entity that has submitted an application for exempt status under Section […]
01/20/2023 12:51 PM EST
The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1038 on data security authored by Rep. Jeter.  The bill raises the maximum civil penalty for a deceptive act to $500,000 and allows the Attorney General to seek restitution for an Indiana resident who suffered actual harm. A representative from the Indiana Attorney General’s office testified in favor of […]

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