Category Archives: Legislation

HB 1304 — Many Juvenile Topics — Committee Hearing January 28, 2015

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: Modifying IC 5-2-6-24 to require the Criminal Justice Institute to … Continue reading

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SB 46 — Self-defense Circumstances Limited

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: “Notwithstanding sections (c) and (e), a person is not … Continue reading

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SB 32 (2015) — Minor in Package Liquor Store

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

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SB 9 (2015) — Searches of Parolees and Probationers

Senate Bill 9 (2015), if passed, would allow that parole or probation rules could include a term enabling law enforcement officers to search or seize parolees (amending IC 11-13-3-4) or probationers (amending IC 35-38-2-2.3) at any time with or without a … Continue reading

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SB 243 (2015) — Prohibiting Racial Profiling

Senate Bill 243 (2015), if passed, would require that the Indiana Attorney General report every two years to the Indiana General Assembly concerning any complaints alleging racial profiling, including any results of an investigation. The bill would specifically prohibit racial … Continue reading

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SB 28 (2015) — Driving Test Would Have To Be in English

Senate Bill 28 (2015), if passed, would amend IC 9-24-10-4 to require that “[a]ny written part of the examination for a learner’s permit or driver’s license…must be administered in the English language.  An applicant may not use a translator to … Continue reading

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House Bill 1059 (2015)

The 2015 General Assembly is underway and we have started looking at some of the bills.  House Bill 1059 (2015) proposes changes to several statutes, which are summarized as: IC 31-37-2-2 is the status offense of leaving home without permission. … Continue reading

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