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Friday, June 13, 2014

Ind. Law - Next Tuesday, June 17th, is GA technical corrections day

This ILB post on May 15th announced details of an upcoming technical correction day. Chelsea Schneider's long $$ story in the Evansville Courier & Press at the time included:

Technical changes to both bills [HEA 1006 and HEA 1180] will first be considered by the Legislative Council, whose membership includes Republican and Democratic leaders from both chambers, the morning of June 17. The full House and Senate will then review and vote on the changes in the afternoon.

The proposed changes will be circulated to the public at least a week before the June meeting.

The ILB had not seen the draft bill and initially could not locate it on the General Assembly website, which at first look appears currently to have nothing about the Tuesday meeting of the General Assembly. But it does have a notice of the Legislative Council meeting.

Here is how to find it:

Go to GA website > Upcoming meetings (right column) > Change date to Tuesday, June 17 > Click on Legislative Council > Open agenda for June 17 > Access HB 1448-2014(ts) (technical session corrections bill), a 13-page bill.
Here is the digest:
Citations Affected: IC 6-2.5-5-27; IC 9-17-3-7; IC 35-33-1-1;
IC 35-42-4-7; IC 35-48-4; IC 35-50-2-4.

Synopsis: Technical session corrections. Conforms a provision
intended to temporarily impose the sales tax on natural gas sold to fuel
motor vehicles that provide public transportation for persons or
property to the changes in terminology made in HEA 1180-2014
concerning natural gas, propane, and butane used as motor fuel.
Resolves a conflict concerning conflicting effective dates in certain
provisions affecting the bureau of motor vehicles. Permits a law
enforcement officer who has probable cause to arrest a person who has
committed theft, even if the theft was not committed in the officer's
presence. Corrects an internal reference concerning the penalty for
child seduction. Specifies when certain weight related drug
enhancements apply, and conforms certain weight related provisions
related to possession of marijuana and hashish to other drug offenses.
Makes the penalty for a Level 1 felony committed by a credit restricted
felon the same as the penalty for a Class A felony committed by a
credit restricted felon.

Effective: January 1, 2014 (retroactive); July 1, 2014; January 1, 2015.

Dan Carden has a good story today in the NWI Times headed "Legislature's technical session to focus on criminal code corrections."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 13, 2014 08:11 AM
Posted to Indiana Law