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30 Laws in 30 Days: Victims to be notified of offender’s changed release date

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 25th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – The state is aiming to keep victims out of the dark when it comes to the release date of their perpetrator. Sen. Randall Head, R-Logansport, and […]

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30 laws in 30 days: Police presence could increase on hospital campuses

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 21st in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Hospitals around the state could be beefing up security if they take advantage of a new state law. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, authored Senate Enacted Bill 112. […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Mental illness education program for law enforcement may expand

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 20th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Amy Brinkley thinks her brother’s death could have been prevented. Her 30-year-old brother Paul suffered from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD. In his mid-20s, Paul endured […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: New law could help more grandparents receive visitation rights

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 18th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Melba Sutliff’s heart is broken. She misses having her grandson come over and visit. Sutliff lost the right to see her grandson. Her former son-in-law and […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: New tool aims to hold telemarketers, hackers accountable

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — As scammers and hackers target Hoosiers and their pocketbooks, legislators are searching for a cure. House Enrolled Act 1444 works to strengthen the law when it […]

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Goff named to the state Supreme Court

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb has named Christopher Goff as the 110th member of the Indiana Supreme Court. “Judge Goff’s superb personal and professional qualities are evident to everyone who meets him,” Holcomb said during Monday’s announcement. “He has a profound respect for the Constitution and the rights and principles embodied […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: State will soon require a license for massage therapy

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Therapeutic Massage School Instructor Jael Sailor hopes a new law will help cut down on sex trafficking at massage parlors in the state. House Enrolled Act […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: More paroled sex offenders to have GPS anklets for life

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Detectives called him a master manipulator. But Joseph Anderson’s scheming came to an end when a man called the Department of Child Services to report […]

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Do Indiana laws criminalize HIV-positive Hoosiers?

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Travis Spoor sits in the Kosciusko County Jail, accused, again, of failing to tell his sexual partner that he is HIV-positive. The 37-year-old is facing malicious mischief charges in three counties for leaving his partners exposed to the disease without their knowledge. He faces up to two and a […]

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State Supreme Court celebrates career of retiring colleague

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After 26 years of service on the state’s highest court, Robert Rucker officially retires as a Supreme Court justice later this week. The state Supreme Court chamber was filled with laughter as friends and colleagues shared stories about Rucker. They held a retirement ceremony Monday to celebrate his service […]

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