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Category Archives: Legislation
HB 1304 is a significant bill in terms of juvenile law this legislative session. It includes many of the suggested changes from the Interim Study Committee on Criminal Code and Corrections, including:
Senate Bill 46 (2015), if passed, would modify IC 35-41-3-2(g) to further limit when a person is justified in using force against another in self-defense. The proposed section would not read:
Senate Bill 32 (2015), if passed, would amend IC 7.1-5-7-11 to make it “lawful for a minor to be on the licensed premises of a package liquor store if the minor is: (1) employed under [certain circumstances defined at IC … Continue reading
Twenty-five years ago, on November 20, 1989, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. To date, the only two nations that have not signed and ratified the document are Somalia and the United States.
Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code Recommendations for 2015 Legislative Session
The Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code published the minutesfrom the October 6, 2014 meeting, which included several recommendations related to juvenile law: