When the criminal code bill came to the Senate floor, only the worst offenses, murder and level one felonies, were ineligible for suspended sentences.
Governor Mike Pence’s main issue with the bill is its reduction of penalties for low-level drug offenders.
The bill's author says hunting and fishing rights need to be protected, but opponents worry it would limit state regulation.
A political analyst says recent statements from Indiana officials indicates more are warming to the idea of decriminalizing marijuana.
Representative Ralph Foley and Senator Richard Bray have led the legislature’s work on criminal code evaluation for years, but both are retiring this fall.
Senator Brent Steele wants to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana as a part of a criminal sentencing overhaul.
An Indiana legislative council is scheduled to examine whether it is necessary to establish harsher penalties for those who don’t report finding a dead body.
One issue drew particular attention…studying the recent state Supreme Court ruling on the Fourth Amendment.
The bill assumes participants in agritourism events understand the risks associated with whatever activity they’re engaged in.
Under terms of a bill passed by the Indiana Senate Tuesday, some sex offenders would be required to wear GPS tracking devices.