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Child seduction bill moves to governor for consideration

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com The Senate has sent the governor a bill that expands the number of adults who can be charged with child seduction for sexual contact with older minors. The House approved the legislation on Thursday. Senate Bill 53, authored by Sen. Phil Boots, R-Crawfordsville, makes it a crime for any adult who has […]

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House and Senate work on child seduction bill

By Jesselyn Bickley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Therapists and other professional adults could be charged with child seduction if they have sex with 16- and 17-year-olds under legislation lawmakers are debating at the Statehouse. The House and Senate have passed bills that aim to address what lawmakers say is a loophole in the state’s current child […]

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Child seduction law under scrutiny in Senate committee

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana couple told lawmakers Tuesday that therapists should be added to the list of adults who can’t have sex with minors – even when they reach 16, the age of consent in other situations – because they have influence over their lives. Charlotte and Ronald Standeford of Crawfordsville […]

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House passes alcohol immunity bill to help underaged drinkers

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Minors who call 911 to help a friend who’s had too much to drink would be free from prosecution on several alcohol-related charges under legislation the Indiana House passed unanimously Tuesday. Senate Bill 275 would grant limited immunity to so-called good Samaritans – but not to the […]

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Video: Bill is meant to help minors who need help after drinking

A bill that would grant immunity to minors who are drinking but call the police for friends in need has passed the Indiana Senate and is headed to the House for consideration. See our story about the issue.   Alcohol immunity bill passes Indiana Senate from The Statehouse File on Vimeo.

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Senate passes bill to encourage young drinkers to call for help

By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that will grant immunity to minors who are drinking but call 911 to help a friend passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday. Senate Bill 274 now moves to the House for consideration. Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, said the idea came from student government officials at four […]

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Bill grants immunity to underage drinkers who seek help for friends

By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Many parents and students know the feeling of losing a child or friend to an alcohol-related death. Lawmakers in Indiana say they want to adopt a measure to prevent some of those deaths from happening. Senate Bill 274 would grant immunity from arrest and prosecution to anyone […]

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