Bills Pending Indiana House Courts and Criminal Code Committee

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INSB0200Engross
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Noncompliant prosecuting attorney. Permits the attorney general to request the appointment of a special prosecuting attorney if a prosecuting attorney is categorically refusing to prosecute certain crimes, and establishes a procedure for the appointm...
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2021-03-04
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INSB0311Engross
50%
Use of force and self defense. Prohibits a state or local law enforcement officer (officer) from firing warning shots. Allows a guard, official, or officer in a state or local penal facility to fire warning shots to prevent the escape of a person. Pr...
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2021-03-04
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INSB0194Engross
50%
Obstruction of traffic. Increases the penalty for obstruction of traffic under certain circumstances.
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2021-03-01
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INSB0199Engross
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Self-defense. Specifies that "reasonable force" includes the pointing of a loaded or unloaded firearm for purposes of arrest or to prevent an escape, or for self-defense when used to prevent or terminate the an unlawful entry of or attack on a dwelli...
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2021-03-01
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1398Intro
25%
Direct contact with specified animals. Provides for the definitions of the terms "proximity" and "trained". Provides that the definition of "direct contact" includes proximity between the public and the specified animal creating the likelihood of phy...
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2021-02-11
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1456Intro
25%
Use of public restrooms. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor if: (1) a male knowingly or intentionally enters a restroom that is designated to be used only by females; or (2) a female knowingly or intentionally enters a restroom that is designated to be u...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1281Intro
25%
Unlawful surveillance of another's dwelling. Provides that, with certain exceptions, a person who knowingly or intentionally uses a camera or electronic surveillance equipment: (1) located outside of another person's private property; (2) to record i...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1349Intro
25%
Health care for incarcerated women. Requires the department of correction (department) to provide free and unlimited access to toilet paper, tampons, and pads to any incarcerated woman held by the department. Requires the department to administer cer...
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2021-01-14
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INHB1331Intro
25%
Strangulation. Enhances the penalties for strangulation.
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1579Intro
25%
Juvenile waivers. Repeals the direct filing of certain juvenile offenses in adult court. Raises the age requirement for the waiver of certain juvenile offenses. Allows a juvenile court to waive jurisdiction of certain crimes to adult court. (Current ...
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2021-01-14
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INHB1457Intro
25%
Knox County magistrate. Provides a full-time magistrate for Knox County.
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2021-01-14
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INHB1205Intro
25%
Rioting. Removes immunity under the Indiana tort claims act for the failure to enforce a law if the failure to enforce the law: (1) occurs in connection with an unlawful assembly; and (2) constitutes gross negligence. Requires a person convicted of a...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1524Intro
25%
Public criminal mischief and burglary. Criminalizes defacement or destruction of public property as an enhanced form of criminal mischief. Increases the penalty for burglary if it is committed during a declared disaster emergency.
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2021-01-14
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INHB1424Intro
25%
Sex offenders and parks. Provides that the offense of unlawful entry by a serious sex offender includes when a serious sex offender knowingly or intentionally enters a public park or a public pool.
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2021-01-14
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INHB1282Intro
25%
Citizen's arrests. Specifies that a person may perform a citizen's arrest only if: (1) the arrest is justified under the self-defense statute; (2) the arrest is justified under the shoplifter or unlawful recording detention statutes; or (3) the arres...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1208Intro
25%
Fines, fees, and court costs. Repeals language concerning: (1) a juvenile court ordering a parent to reimburse a county for certain costs related to the placement of a child in need of services (CHINS), placement of a delinquent child, or a child mad...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1435Intro
25%
Small claims court jurisdictional limits. Increases the jurisdictional limit on small claims court cases to $10,000. Increases the jurisdictional limit on Marion County small claims court cases to $10,000. Provides for an annual increase of 1.5% in s...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1481Intro
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Malicious false reporting. Allows a person to bring a civil action and obtain relief against another person for malicious false reporting.
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1575Intro
25%
Parole. Provides the parole board with the authority to consider and determine rehabilitation based early discharge for certain inmates committed to the department of correction. Provides that an inmate may petition the parole board one time per year...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1551Intro
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Surrender of firearms for domestic violence crimes. Provides that a person who: (1) has been convicted of a crime of domestic violence; and (2) knowingly or intentionally possesses a firearm; commits possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer, a ...
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2021-01-14
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INHB1556Intro
25%
Sex offender residency. Authorizes a county legislative body to adopt an ordinance prohibiting a registered sex offender from establishing a domicile in the county, unless the county was the person's county of residence at the time the person committ...
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2021-01-14
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INHB1389Intro
25%
Waiver of court fees relating to kinship care. Waives court costs and fees associated with the kinship care of a minor.
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1566Intro
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Funeral expenses of victims of violent crime. Requires that funeral, burial, or cremation expenses for victims of violent crimes shall be paid by the victim services division within 60 days. Changes the time frame for applying for assistance from 180...
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2021-01-14
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INHB1206Intro
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Court fees for the law enforcement academy. Creates a new court fee of $2 per case that applies to criminal, pretrial diversion, infraction, and ordinance violation actions. Provides that the fee is dedicated to supporting the law enforcement academy...
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2021-01-14
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INHB1223Intro
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Expungement and schools. Allows disclosure of expunged records to a school in connection with the employment of a person likely to have contact with a student.
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2021-01-14
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INHB1439Intro
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Coerced abortions, protection of a fetus, and wrongful death or injury of a child. Requires that a woman seeking an abortion must be informed that a coerced abortion is illegal. Provides that certain medical personnel must inquire with a woman seekin...
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2021-01-14
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INHB1580Intro
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Direct filing of juvenile cases in adult court. Eliminates a requirement that the case of a juvenile who is: (1) 16 or 17 years of age; and (2) accused of certain offenses; must be filed directly in a court with adult criminal jurisdiction. Provides ...
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2021-01-14
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INHB1430Intro
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Protections for pregnant inmates. Provides that the department of correction, a county jail, a juvenile detention center, or a juvenile detention facility shall: (1) use the least restrictive restraints necessary on a pregnant inmate when the pregnan...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1332Intro
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Unlawful sale of unsafe buildings. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally sells real property that has an order: (1) requiring action relative to an unsafe premises; (2) that has not been modified or rescinded by the enforcement author...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1236Intro
25%
Sentencing aggravators. Specifies that aggravating circumstances based on the commission of certain offenses include only those offenses of which the defendant was convicted. Provides that a court, when sentencing a defendant, may not consider as an ...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1211Intro
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Detention of juveniles charged as adults. Requires the department of correction to adopt jail standards that prohibit a jail from housing a child less than 18 years of age in the same cell as an adult, even if the child is charged as an adult or has ...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1209Intro
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Bias motivated crimes. Provides that a bias motivated crime is a crime in which the person who commits the crime knowingly or intentionally selects: (1) the individual against whom the crime was committed; or (2) any property damaged or otherwise aff...
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2021-01-14
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1135Intro
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Additional deputy prosecutors. Provides that a county may appoint a third deputy prosecuting attorney if the following conditions are met: (1) The county has two penal institutions. (2) The combined offender population housed by the county's penal in...
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2021-01-07
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1108Intro
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Firearm used in commission of attempted murder. Adds attempted murder to the offenses that may be enhanced if a person used a firearm in commission of the offense.
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2021-01-07
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1165Intro
25%
Battery and murder by an officer. Makes the penalty for battery committed by a law enforcement officer acting within the scope of the officer's duty the same level as battery committed on a law enforcement officer. Makes murder committed by a law enf...
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2021-01-07
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1154Intro
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Cannabis legalization. Legalizes cannabis and establishes the cannabis regulatory agency (CRA) to regulate cannabis, including the permitting of growers, processors, dispensaries, and cannabis researchers. Requires the CRA to adopt rules limiting the...
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2021-01-07
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INHB1131Intro
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Bias motivated crimes. Establishes a sentencing procedure that requires a court, when sentencing an individual who has committed a crime that is motivated by a bias against another individual's actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, creed, disabil...
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2021-01-07
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1189Intro
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Killing of a law enforcement animal. Increases the penalty for killing a law enforcement animal to a Level 5 felony. Adds killing a law enforcement animal in the commission of a crime as an aggravating circumstance for sentencing in criminal cases.
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2021-01-07
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1117Intro
25%
Decriminalization of marijuana. Decriminalizes possession of two ounces or less of marijuana.
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2021-01-07
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INHB1083Intro
25%
Court fees. Allows a city court, town court, or small claims court to retain, as an administrative fee, an amount not greater than $3 in certain instances.
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2021-01-04
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1022Intro
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Minimum age for juvenile detention. Provides that a child who is less than 12 years of age may not be held in a juvenile detention facility, unless: (1) the child is 10 years of age or 11 years of age; and (2) the court finds that: (A) there is proba...
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2021-01-04
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1046Intro
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Hemp flower. Removes smokable hemp as a crime. Legalizes all parts of the hemp plant for the purposes of agricultural production.
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2021-01-04
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INHB1050Intro
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Reckless homicide. Increases the penalty for reckless homicide to a Level 4 felony, and specifies that a person commits a separate offense for each person killed.
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2021-01-04
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHJR0001Intro
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Provides that county, township, and town residency requirements prescribed by Article 6, Section 6 of the Indiana Constitution do not apply to city or town court judges. This proposed amendment has not been previously agreed to by a general assembly.
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2021-01-04
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INHB1023Intro
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Summons to appear for a misdemeanor. Provides that in lieu of arresting a person who has allegedly committed a misdemeanor (other than a traffic misdemeanor) in a law enforcement officer's presence, the officer shall issue a summons and promise to ap...
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2021-01-04
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1067Intro
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Inducing suicide. Defines "individual with suicidal ideation" and "undue influence". Provides that a person who, with the intent to cause an individual to commit suicide, persuades, encourages, or induces the individual to commit suicide, commits ind...
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2021-01-04
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1016Intro
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Criminal justice studies and reform. Establishes the criminal justice study committee (committee) to conduct a multiyear, comprehensive study of the criminal justice system. Specifies various aspects of the criminal justice system that the committee ...
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2021-01-04
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
INHB1061Intro
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Disseminating material harmful to minors. Requires a person convicted of disseminating material harmful to minors to register as a sex offender if the person is a child care worker and distributes the material to a child who is under the person's car...
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2021-01-04
To House Courts and Criminal Code Committee
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