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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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Legislation meant to help children who are runaways

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth runaway every year in the United States. Often, their parents don’t always know where to turn. But a proposed bill could help push parents in the right direction. If passed into law, House Bill 1216 would require the Indiana State Police to distribute […]

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Bill would add years for some firearms charges

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would add an additional 20 years to sentences for some firearms charges. Senate Bill 559 would tack an extra 20 years onto a criminal’s sentence if he or she aimed or shot a firearm at a law enforcement officer while committing a […]

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Success unlikely for bills to require prescriptions for some cold medicines

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Bills aiming to reduce Indiana’s meth problem by requiring prescriptions for some cold medicines probably won’t be considered in House or Senate committees this session, key lawmakers said. House Public Health Chairman Ed Clere, R-New Albany, said he doesn’t want to make it harder for Hoosiers to get the […]

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Bill to making rolling papers legal, change other paraphernalia laws moves to House

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Drug paraphernalia regulations may be changing. The bill stipulating that rolling papers – the paper used to roll marijuana joints – would no longer be considered drug paraphernalia unanimously passed the Senate on Thursday. When reviewing a law that passed last session, Sen. Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, found that possession […]

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Decapitation legislation passes Senate, moves to House

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would make people who decapitate or attempt to decapitate a victim while he or she is still alive eligible for the death penalty passed the Indiana Senate on Thursday. The bill passed 45-4 and is moving to the full House for consideration Sen. Brent Steele, R-Bedford, […]