Home » Archives by category » Issues » Courts & crime

\ \ \ \ \

New law results in DNA matches to old criminal cases

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Of the thousands of DNA samples that have been collected so far this year by the Indiana State Police, 244 have been matched with old, criminal investigations. As of Jan. 1, 2018, Senate Enrolled Act 322 requires all felony arrestees to submit a DNA sample taken by a cheek swab along […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \ \

Holcomb signs stricter abortion reporting law

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health care providers will face stricter abortion regulations under legislation signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb Sunday. Senate Enrolled Act 340 requires health care providers to annually report 26 abortion complications to the Indiana State Department of Health. The complications include infection, blood clots, cardiac arrest and […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \

State placing greater emphasis on identifying, preventing harassment

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation to expand the state’s sexual harassment policies and include more government officials. House Enacted Bill 1309 calls for at least one hour of sexual harassment prevention training for members of the General Assembly each year. Prior to the bill’s signing, Indiana lawmakers did not have […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \

Hate crimes passed as a summer study committee

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A resolution that would allow Indiana to join 45 other states with hate crimes legislation was approved unanimously in the Senate Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee Monday. Senate Resolution 60, authored by Sen. Greg Taylor, D-Indianapolis, asks for a summer committee to study current state and federal statutes that address hate crimes, […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \

Gun debate continues in Indiana legislature

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Legislation that would drop all fees for gun licenses and allow guns in churches that have schools on the property stirred heated debate Monday. A conference committee for House Bill 1214 heard over three hours of testimony and debate over handgun licensing and the right to carry at a church […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \ \ \

Gun legislation expected to be revived before session ends

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gun legislation that appeared to die in the Indiana legislature a week ago is about to be resurrected in a bill that attempted to legalize hemp and CBD oil. “The opportunity will be there to address the two issues that have passed one House or the other and that’s […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \ \

Bill will expand criminal charges for fetuses killed during a crime

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­– Jennifer Lee lost her daughter and unborn grandchild to a shooting last spring. Murder charges were filed in the death of her daughter, Brittany McNew, but only battery charges were filed for the loss of the child the young woman was carrying. That will change for future victims of […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \ \

Guns in church bill stalling out in House

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation to allow guns in churches appears to be faltering in the Indiana House. Senate Bill 33 would permit a licensed gun owner to carry a firearm onto church property that has a school. For three days it has been on the House calendar and for three days in […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \

Drug dealing resulting in death leads to harsher penalties

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Drug dealers could face more serious felony charges if the product they sell leads to the death of a customer. House Bill 1359, which passed the Indiana Senate Tuesday by a 41-9 margin, calls for a Level 1 felony to be charged if the customer overdoses on cocaine, methamphetamines or a […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \ \ \

Committee approves bill to abolish fees for lifetime gun permits

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Last week’s deadly school shooting in a Florida school cast a shadow over an Indiana Senate committee as members debated a bill dropping licensing fees for lifetime gun permits. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the measure Wednesday by a 7-3 vote, with Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, citing the events in Parkland, […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Page 1 of 49123Next ›Last »