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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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Local governments to get more oversight from State Board of Accounts

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that investigates the loss or theft of government funds. The bill now moves to the House for consideration. Senate Bill 489, authored by Sen. Michael Young, R-Indianapolis, requires the State Board of Accounts to report any significant loss, theft, shortage, or variance […]

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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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Sex offenders couldn’t vote at schools under bill passed by Senate

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A proposal by state Sen. Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond, to ban sex offenders from entering school grounds to vote passed the Senate on Thursday. “It is important that our children are protected in every way possible,” Mrvan said in a press release. “Schools are no place for those who have been […]

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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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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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Video & story: Funding for domestic violence programs would double under legislation

Lawmakers request funding for domestic violence and sexual assault treatments from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Funding for domestic violence treatment and shelters would double over the next two years and rape crisis centers would get new money as well under legislation approved Wednesday by a House committee. The Family, Children […]

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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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Bill would remove school board members from office after felony conviction

By Chris Arnold TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The House has approved a bill that would remove school board members from their positions if they are convicted of a felony. House Bill 1335 passed unanimously and now moves to the Senate for consideration. The bill extends impeachment provisions that currently exist for public officers of cities, counties, […]

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