Indiana House Bill
Various changes to the criminal code. Makes various changes to the criminal code, including changes to the law concerning community corrections, probation, sentencing, probation funding, drug and alcohol program funding, involuntary manslaughter, communicable disease crimes, battery, hazing, obstruction of traffic crimes, interference with medical services crimes, kidnapping, confinement, criminal mischief, railroad mischief, computer crimes, theft, deception and fraud crimes, timber spiking, offenses against general public administration, criminal gang activity crimes, stalking, offenses against public health, child care provider crimes, weapon crimes, drug crimes, protection zones, and rape. Repeals the law concerning criminal deviate conduct, and consolidates the crime of criminal deviate conduct into the crime of rape. Changes the phrase "deviate sexual conduct" to "other sexual conduct". Repeals laws concerning car jacking, and failure of a student athlete to disclose recruitment. Removes the current four level felony penalty classification and replaces that classification with a six level felony penalty classification. Assigns new felony penalties to each crime. Permits a judge to contact the local department of child services directly to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect under certain conditions, and provides that a child who lives in the same household as a person charged with and awaiting trial for certain sex offenses is a child in need of services. Removes the misdemeanor penalty for the entry or attempted entry by a person under the age of 21 into certain facilities that permit gambling and makes the violation an infraction. Urges the legislative council to: (1) require an existing study committee to evaluate the criminal law statutes in IC 7.1 and IC 9 and to make recommendations to the general assembly for the modification of the criminal law statutes in those titles; (2) study recidivism in Indiana; (3) study criminal justice funding issues; (4) study advisory sentences; and (5) study the suspendibility of sentences. Makes technical corrections. Makes conforming amendments. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the criminal code evaluation commission.)
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