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Criminal Code, Sentencing Policy committees meet this week

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Lawmakers and other stakeholders will discuss issues surrounding Indiana criminal code and sentencing at interim study committee meetings this week.

On Wednesday, the Criminal Code Evaluation Commission meeting will include a presentation and continued discussion of proposed penalties for property crimes, according to the posted agenda. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. in Room 431 at the Indiana Statehouse.

The Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee meets Thursday to discuss the regulation of marijuana. Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, introduced a resolution during the 2011 legislative session asking the committee to study the effect of possible changes to marijuana policy in Indiana. In Senate Bill 192, which didn’t make it out of the House of Representatives, Tallian sought study and recommendations regarding medical marijuana, treating the drug like alcohol, whether to legalize marijuana, and the effects of the drug on Indiana’s criminal justice system.  The 1 p.m. meeting also will be in Room 431.

Neither meeting will be webcast, according to the agendas.
 

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