Thanks to the help of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, the IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring select criminal law-related legislation, and you can view the report here. Check out additional legislative updates below.
In addition to the full list of legislation in the report above, the IndyBar Legislative Committee is closely monitoring the progress of SJR16 for Criminal Justice Section members. IndyBar leadership will continue to share information and updates regarding this specific piece of legislation.
Tuesday marked the half-way point for the 2021 Indiana General Assembly session. Earlier this week, the legislators headed back to their districts for the short break that spans the end of this week and weekend. Next Monday, they will return as the bills that passed on third reading switch chambers to begin the process all over again in the new chamber. The next major deadline will be April 19, the House’s deadline for third reading of Senate bills in the House. The Senate’s deadline on this matter is the next day, Tuesday, April 20.
In the first half of session 1,025 bills were filed by both chambers and many of them have officially died with this past week. Your custom report will automatically exclude these dead bills and therefore will have less legislation going into the future. Committees are scheduled to start again on Monday, March 1.
IndyBar members can request that the Legislative Committee track specific legislation by contacting committee chair Mindy Westrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view the full Bill Watch reports.