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Senate passes crime fighting pilot legislation

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that creates a crime fighting pilot project that would benefit Marion, Lake and Allen counties. The bill moves to the House for consideration. Senate Bill 551, authored by Sen. Brent Waltz, R-Greenwood, would increase the amount of on-duty officers in the three […]

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Commit a drug felony? Bill says no Sudafed for you without a prescription

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would make it more difficult for criminals to purchase products used in the production of meth. The bill moves to the House for consideration. Senate Bill 536, authored by Sen. Michael Young, R-Indianapolis, requires individuals convicted of drug-related felonies to obtain […]

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Bill would focus community corrections programs on addiction, mental health treatment

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lower level felons would get mental health and addiction help in their home communities under legislation the Indiana House approved unanimously Monday. House Bill 1006 – which now moves to the Senate – creates a structure through which millions of dollars are expected to flow to community corrections and […]

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Video & story: Committee approves bill to fund criminal justice programs

Committee approves funding for community-based corrections programs from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A House committee passed a bill on Monday that would provide $50 million annually to be used by local governments for community-based rehabilitation programs for criminal offenders. HB 1006 received support from judges, sheriffs and others throughout the […]

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Bill to lengthen divorce goes to study committee instead

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation that would have lengthened the waiting period for some divorces will go to a study committee for a more in depth look this summer under changes a committee approved Monday. The Senate Family and Children Committee voted to strip Senate Bill 564 of its original language, which would have […]

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Senate passes bills to crack down on gun-related violent crimes

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A trio of bills that are a part of what a group of Central Indiana Republicans are calling a “crime package” passed the Senate on Thursday – but not without opposition. All three bills deal with deadly weapons and sentencing when they are used in crimes of violence. Senate […]

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Court costs could increase to pay for more technology

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers could see a slight increase in court costs to pay for new technology if legislation passed by the Indiana House Courts and Criminal Code Committee on Wednesday becomes law. House Bill 1425, authored by Rep. Greg Steuerwald, R-Avon, proposes a $4 increase in automated record keeping fees and […]

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Child molesters would get tougher penalties if they pass on STD

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate Corrections & Criminal Law Committee passed a bill to the full Senate Tuesday morning that would increase the penalty for child molestation when a sexually transmitted disease is involved. Sen. John Broden, D-South Bend, brought Senate Bill 363 before the committee. It was amended by consent and […]

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Senate approves bill to train minimum security inmates

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would allow the Department of Corrections to establish a specialized vocational program to train minimum-security inmates in various trades passed the Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 173, authored by Sen. Mike Young, R-Indianapolis, passed 49-1. The bill is meant to help minimum security inmates get back […]

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Bill changes statute of limitations on rape cases

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would extend the statute of limitations on rape cases passed the Indiana Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 94, which would extend the statute of limitations from five to 10 years if the state finds DNA evidence or a suspect confesses to the crime, is authored by […]

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