IN SB0335 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 7-1)
Status: Passed on March 21 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-21 - Public Law 142
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Criminal law issues. 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 committed not later than 12 years from the later of the date: (1) of the conviction or infraction judgment; or (2) the person was released from incarceration, probation, or parole. Excludes certain crimes and classes of crimes from the 12 year lookback period. Specifies the duties of an operator of a boat who is involved in an accident or collision resulting in injury. Adds strangulation and domestic battery to the definition of "crimes of violence". Specifies that references to a conviction for Indiana offenses include: (1) an attempt to commit the offense; (2) a conspiracy to commit the offense; and (3) a substantially similar offense committed in another jurisdiction. Provides that credit earned by a person on pretrial home detention does not include accrued time. Makes it a crime to possess a firearm with an obliterated serial number (under current law, it is only a crime to possess a handgun with an obliterated serial number). Provides that a person who: (1) agrees with two or more persons to commit theft; and (2) performs an overt act in furtherance of the agreement; commits organized theft, a Level 6 felony. Prohibits a person who has been adjudicated a delinquent child for committing an act while armed with a firearm that would be a serious violent felony if committed by an adult (serious delinquent) from possessing a firearm unless the person is at least: (1) 26 years of age, in the case of less serious acts; or (2) 28 years of age, in the case of more serious acts. Makes possession of a firearm by a serious delinquent a Level 6 felony, and increases the penalty to a Level 5 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Requires a juvenile court to transmit certain findings to the office of judicial administration for transmission to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) upon a finding of delinquency for an act that would be a serious violent felony if committed by an adult. Allows a court to consider certain factors when evaluating a petition to expunge certain juvenile adjudications. Beginning July 1, 2021: (1) requires the office of judicial administration to collect and publish certain statistics related to the confiscation and retention of firearms; and (2) requires a court to provide certain information to the office of judicial administration after issuing a finding concerning a person's dangerousness. Provides that a person who knowingly makes a false report that another person is dangerous commits false informing, a Class B misdemeanor. Specifies that a person commits the offense of operating a vehicle with a controlled substance if the controlled substance is in the person's blood (rather than the person's body). Increases the penalty for operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the person's blood if the person is transporting a child in the vehicle. Provides a defense to a "smokable hemp" offense if the hemp is carried in continuous transit from a licensed producer in another state through Indiana to a licensed handler in another state. Makes conforming amendments, reconciles conflicts, and makes technical corrections.

Tracking Information

Register now for our free OneVote public service or GAITS Pro trial account and you can begin tracking this and other legislation, all driven by the real-time data of the LegiScan API. Providing tools allowing you to research pending legislation, stay informed with email alerts, content feeds, and share dynamic reports. Use our new PolitiCorps to join with friends and collegaues to monitor & discuss bills through the process.

Monitor Legislation or view this same bill number from multiple sessions or take advantage of our national legislative search.


Criminal law issues.


Roll Calls

2020-03-11 - House - House - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 89 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 9) [PASS]
2020-03-11 - Senate - Senate - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 48 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-03-03 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 84 N: 11 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 9 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2020-02-04 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 40 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-01-28 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 4 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-21SenatePublic Law 142
2020-03-21SenateSigned by the Governor
2020-03-18SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2020-03-16HouseSigned by the Speaker
2020-03-12SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2020-03-11HouseRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 394: yeas 89, nays 2
2020-03-11SenateRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 392: yeas 48, nays 1
2020-03-11HouseCCR # 1 filed in the House
2020-03-11SenateCCR # 1 filed in the Senate
2020-03-11SenateSenator Freeman added as conferee
2020-03-11SenateSenator Tallian removed as conferee
2020-03-05SenateSenate advisors appointed: Brown L, Randolph Lonnie M and Koch
2020-03-05SenateSenate conferees appointed: Young M and Tallian
2020-03-04HouseHouse advisors appointed: Sherman, Clere, Young J, Steuerwald and Errington
2020-03-04HouseHouse conferees appointed: McNamara and Pierce
2020-03-04SenateSenate dissented from House amendments
2020-03-04SenateMotion to dissent filed
2020-03-04HouseReturned to the Senate with amendments
2020-03-03HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 291: yeas 84, nays 11
2020-03-02HouseRepresentative Clere added as cosponsor
2020-03-02HouseRepresentative Schaibley added as cosponsor
2020-03-02HouseAmendment #3 (Errington) ruled out of order
2020-03-02HouseAmendment #2 (Young J) prevailed; voice vote
2020-03-02HouseAmendment #1 (McNamara) prevailed; voice vote
2020-03-02HouseSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2020-02-27HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2020-02-24HouseRepresentative Steuerwald added as cosponsor
2020-02-24HouseRepresentative McNamara added as sponsor
2020-02-24HouseRepresentative Steuerwald removed as sponsor
2020-02-11HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code
2020-02-05SenateReferred to the House
2020-02-04SenateHouse sponsor: Representative Steuerwald
2020-02-04SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 166: yeas 40, nays 9
2020-02-03SenateSenator Tallian added as coauthor
2020-02-03SenateSenator Koch added as third author
2020-02-03SenateAmendment #1 (Tallian) failed; voice vote
2020-02-03SenateAmendment #5 (Freeman) prevailed; voice vote
2020-02-03SenateAmendment #3 (Messmer) prevailed; voice vote
2020-02-03SenateAmendment #4 (Young M) prevailed; voice vote
2020-02-03SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2020-01-30SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2020-01-14SenateSenator Brown L added as second author
2020-01-13SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law
2020-01-13SenateAuthored by Senator Young M

Indiana State Sources

Roll Call
Roll Call
Roll Call
Roll Call
Roll Call
Roll Call

Bill Comments