SB 206

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Jan 28, 2020
  • Passed House Mar 02, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Mar 18, 2020

Deposition of a child victim.

Abstract

Defines "child victim" as a child less than 16 years of age who is the victim of a sex offense, and specifies that a child victim has the right to confer with a representative of the prosecuting attorney's office before being deposed. Repeals and replaces the current statute concerning the deposition of a child with a new statute that provides that a defendant may only depose a child victim if the prosecuting attorney agrees to the deposition or if a court authorizes the deposition. Establishes a procedure for a court to use to determine whether to authorize the deposition of a child victim, and to specify the manner in which the deposition may be conducted. Provides that an order authorizing the deposition of a child must expressly prohibit the presence of the person accused of committing the offense against the child unless certain conditions apply and the presence of the accused is necessary to preserve the person's rights under the United States or Indiana constitution. Makes conforming amendments.

Bill Sponsors (9)

Votes


Actions


Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Public Law 62

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Mar 16, 2020

House

Signed by the Speaker

Mar 09, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Mar 04, 2020

Senate

Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 328: yeas 49, nays 0

Mar 03, 2020

Senate

Motion to concur filed

House

Returned to the Senate with amendments

Mar 02, 2020

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 234: yeas 87, nays 0

Feb 27, 2020

House

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Feb 25, 2020

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 04, 2020

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
judiciary

Jan 30, 2020

House

Representatives Schaibley, Kirchhofer, DeLaney added as cosponsors

Jan 29, 2020

Senate

Referred to the House

Jan 28, 2020

Senate

Senator Lanane added as coauthor

Senate

House sponsor: Representative Torr

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 76: yeas 49, nays 1

Jan 27, 2020

Senate

Amendment #1 (Messmer) prevailed; voice vote

Senate

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

Jan 23, 2020

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 16, 2020

Senate

Senator Rogers added as third author

Senate

Senator Randolph added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Young M added as second author

Jan 06, 2020

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
judiciary

Senate

Authored by Senator Messmer

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (H) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Enrolled Senate Bill (S) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0206.05.ENRH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0206.04.COMH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0206.04.COMH.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0206.04.COMH.FN003 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0206.04.COMH.AMH001 PDF
Committee Report: SB0206.03.ENGS.CRH001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0206.03.ENGS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0206.03.ENGS.FN002 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0206.03.ENGS.AMH06 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0206.02.COMS.FN001 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0206.02.COMS.AMS002 PDF
Floor Amendment: SB0206.02.COMS.AMS001 PDF
Committee Report: SB0206.01.INTR.CRS001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0206.01.INTR.FN001 PDF
Committee Amendment: SB0206.01.INTR.AMS01 PDF

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