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New Indiana laws for 2013

IL Staff
July 3, 2013
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Many of the laws enacted during the 2013 legislative session took effect July 1. Listed below are the enrolled acts, along with newly assigned public law numbers, that have already taken effect.

Any section of the law not in effect as of July 1 will be noted. Unless otherwise indicated, effective dates listed are in 2013. For more information on these new laws, visit www.in.gov/legislative/index.htm.

SEA 1 (P.L. 172) – School resource officers

SEA 4 (P.L. 206) – Altering historic-preservation districts

SEA 5 (P.L. 173) – Hospital liens and ambulance liens

SEA 6 (P.L. 207) – Petitioning for support for educational needs

SEA 11 (P.L. 12) – Motorsports trailers

SEA 24 (P.L. 42) – County extradition and sheriff’s assistance fund

SEA 31 (P.L. 24) – Habitual-offender charge filing deadline

SEA 32 (P.L. 25) – County executive meeting dates

SEA 33 (P.L. 26) – Deposit of sex- or violent-offender fees

SEA 53 (P.L. 208) – Child seduction

SEA 85 (P.L. 13) – Technical corrections

SEA 94 (P.L. 174) – Electric-transmission owners

SEA 98 (P.L. 209) – Regional campus governance

SEA 115 (P.L. 27) – Combat to college program

SEA 116 (P.L. 14) – Voter identification numbers

SEA 117 (P.L. 77) – Ice-skating rink liability

SEA 125 (P.L. 119) – Committee on child services oversight

SEA 126 (P.L. 43) – Homeowners association covenants

SEA 142 (P.L. 44) – Statutes of limitations involving child sex abuse

SEA 152 (P.L. 235) – Property tax assessments

SEA 153 (P.L. 41) – Employment of children

SEA 162 (P.L. 175) – Economic development incentives and reports

SEA 164 (P.L. 236) – Child in need of services petitions

SEA 168 (P.L. 237) – Chemical tests for intoxication

SEA 169 (P.L. 238) – Fire insurance proceeds escrow account

SEA 173 (P.L. 176) – Lakefront-development project alcohol permit

SEA 175 (P.L. 28) – Public contract for services

SEA 177 (P.L. 137) – Tuition rates for veterans

SEA 180 (P.L. 177) – Higher-education grading practices and faculty organization

SEA 182 (P.L. 120) – State educational institutions; credit transfers

SEA 189 (P.L. 201) – Performance-qualified school districts

SEA 202 (P.L. 239) – Petitions to modify custody and visitation

SEA 203 (P.L. 45) – Protection and advocacy services commission

SEA 204 (P.L. 178) – Sewer connections

SEA 205 (P.L. 179) – Regional sewer districts

SEA 207 (P.L. 180) – Resident tuition rate and other educational aid

SEA 213 (P.L. 88) – Employee benefits

SEA 222 (P.L. 46) – Unclaimed property

SEA 223 (P.L. 181) – Child exploitation

SEA 224 (P.L. 182) – Duties of Article V convention delegates

SEA 225 (P.L. 183) – Appointment of delegates to Article V convention

SEA 226 (P.L. 240) – Suspension of local officeholders

SEA 228 (P.L. 15) – Indiana public retirement system administrative matters

SEA 235 (P.L. 241) – Video service providers

SEA 238 (P.L. 91) – Charges for consumer loans and credit sales

SEA 242 (P.L. 78) – Homeland-security matters

SEA 243 (P.L. 184) – Public records

SEA 246 (P.L. 185) – Certification of controlled-drug clinics

SEA 248 (P.L. 242) – State employee deferred-compensation contributions

SEA 249 (P.L. 47) – Pension plan reporting

SEA 250 (P.L. 186) – Petition carriers

SEA 263 (P.L. 187) – Faith-based and community-initiatives foundation

SEA 265 (P.L. 29) – Health care provider peer review committees

SEA 267 (P.L. 188) – Mental health matters

SEA 275 (P.L. 48) – Property tax installment payments (Section 2 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 277 (P.L. 76) – Methamphetamine vehicle information disclosure

SEA 279 (P.L. 189) – Nonnamed parties in foreclosure actions

SEA 285 (P.L. 243) – Waiver of the right to remonstrate against annexation

SEA 290 (P.L. 16) – Military-trained emergency medical providers

SEA 293 (P.L. 121) – Government accounting study committee

SEA 297 (P.L. 244) – Payments from excess liability trust fund

SEA 305 (P.L. 225) – Child care regulation

SEA 319 (P.L. 1) – Soil productivity factors

SEA 323 (P.L. 30) – Battle flag preservation

SEA 324 (P.L. 245) – State employee death benefit

SEA 338 (P.L. 246) – Chronic school absenteeism (Section 6 – July 1, 2014)

SEA 343 (P.L. 202) – Local government reorganization (Sections 1-16, 18-21 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 345 (P.L. 122) – Use of restraints and seclusion in schools

SEA 347 (P.L. 247) – Child seduction (Sections 5-7 – July 1, 2014)

SEA 349 (P.L. 226) – Municipal utility funds and economic development

SEA 350 (P.L. 31) – Selection of alumni trustees for Wabash College

SEA 352 (P.L. 190) – School policies on gang activities

SEA 361 (P.L. 123) – Intimidation

SEA 364 (P.L. 124) – Indiana sportsmen’s benevolence account

SEA 365 (P.L. 79) – Utility facility relocation

SEA 367 (P.L. 49) – Conservation easements

SEA 369 (P.L. 248) – Public records

SEA 370 (P.L. 80) – Title insurance

SEA 371 (P.L. 136) – Abortion-inducing drugs

SEA 372 (P.L. 249) – Youth athletic concussions

SEA 382 (P.L. 250) – Senior consumer protection act

SEA 385 (P.L. 251) – Regional sewer districts

SEA 387 (P.L. 50) – Parking for persons with disabilities

SEA 388 (P.L. 252) – Election matters

SEA 402 (P.L. 253) – Principal leadership academy

SEA 403 (P.L. 51) – Disabled Hoosier veteran license plate

SEA 406 (P.L. 125) – Postsecondary enrollment opportunities

SEA 409 (P.L. 254) – Teacher licensing

SEA 414 (P.L. 126) – Insurance coverage for breast ultrasound exams

SEA 415 (P.L. 191) – Department of Health matters

SEA 421 (P.L. 192) – School bus safety belts

SEA 422 (P.L. 127) – Family-friendly school designation

SEA 431 (P.L. 52) – Property and casualty guaranty association

SEA 432 (P.L. 81) – Self-storage insurance

SEA 433 (P.L. 203) – Abandoned property

SEA 457 (P.L. 128) – Farming practices and inspections

SEA 459 (P.L. 225) – Local government reorganization

SEA 464 (P.L. 129) – Education funding for children in residential care

SEA 465 (P.L. 53) – Indiana works councils

SEA 471 (P.L. 32) – Prescriptions for brand name drugs

SEA 475 (P.L. 82) – Local government issues

SEA 479 (P.L. 227) – Use tax on gasoline (Sections 1-17 – July 1, 2014; Section 21 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 486 (P.L. 83) – Judicial officers

SEA 492 (P.L. 256) – Various telecommunications matters

SEA 494 (P.L. 228) – State and local taxation

SEA 496 (P.L. 193) – Control of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine

SEA 499 (P.L. 54) – Service credit for prosecutor pension

SEA 500 (P.L. 130) – Residential settings for developmentally disabled individuals

SEA 506 (P.L. 33) – Unemployment insurance (Section 6 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 509 (P.L. 55) – Human trafficking

SEA 517 (P.L. 257) – Local government finance (Sections 3-4 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 518 (P.L. 194) – Various election law matters

SEA 519 (P.L. 258) – Various election law matters

SEA 523 (P.L. 259) – Registration of off-road vehicles and snowmobiles

SEA 524 (P.L. 131) – Indiana-Michigan state boundary commission

SEA 526 (P.L. 195) – PERF membership and retirement benefits

SEA 527 (P.L. 56) – Judges’ and prosecutors’ pensions

SEA 528 (P.L. 229) – Gaming

SEA 529 (P.L. 34) – Office of energy development

SEA 530 (P.L. 260) – Schedule for electronic benefits transfers

SEA 532 (P.L. 132) – Higher-education student loans

SEA 535 (P.L. 84) – Airport authorities and economic development

SEA 536 (P.L. 196) – Synthetic drugs

SEA 537 (P.L. 92) – Secretary of state, dealer services and vehicles

SEA 538 (P.L. 85) – Various motor vehicle issues

SEA 544 (P.L. 261) – State and local tax administration (Sections 34-37, 44 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 553 (P.L. 89) – Vision testing

SEA 554 (P.L. 204) – Telehealth services under Medicaid

SEA 558 (P.L. 57) – Land surveyors

SEA 559 (P.L. 197) – Fraud

SEA 560 (P.L. 133) – Utility transmission

SEA 561 (P.L. 198) – Indiana 2016 Bicentennial Commission

SEA 563 (P.L. 262) – Various motor vehicle issues

SEA 564 (P.L. 90) – Veterans preference on state contracts

SEA 567 (P.L. 35) – Uniform crime reporting system

SEA 582 (P.L. 199) – Hospital police departments

SEA 585 (P.L. 230) – State and local administration (Sections 4-5 – Sept. 1)

SEA 586 (P.L. 263) – IDEM certified mail

SEA 589 (P.L. 134) – Occupational licensing issues (Section 22 – July 1, 2014)

SEA 590 (P.L. 264) – Dental matters

SEA 608 (P.L. 265) – Sales tax exemption and SSUTA compliance

SEA 609 (P.L. 210) – Horse racing (Sections 2, 7-10 – Jan. 1, 2014)

SEA 615 (P.L. 200) – Real estate agents and brokers (Sections 1-2, 5 – July 1, 2014)

SEA 616 (P.L. 58) – Study of electronic medial records

SEA 620 (P.L. 59) – Proof of financial responsibility

SEA 621 (P.L. 266) – Local government issues

HEA 1001 (P.L. 205) – Biennial budget (Sections 77, 126, 292, 298 – Jan. 1, 2014)

HEA 1002 (P.L. 60) – Indiana career council

HEA 1003 (P.L. 211) – School scholarships

HEA 1004 (P.L. 267) – Early-education scholarship pilot program

HEA 1005 (P.L. 268) – Remediation

HEA 1006 (P.L. 158) – Various changes to the criminal code (Sections 1-68, 71-73, 76-77, 79-167, 169-250, 252-316, 318, 320-590, 592-672, 674-682 – July 1, 2014)

HEA 1011 (P.L. 212) – Public mass transportation

HEA 1012 (P.L. 17) – Sale of a public school building

HEA 1015 (P.L. 94) – School safety

HEA 1016 (P.L. 95) – Problem-solving courts

HEA 1018 (P.L. 93) – Financial institutions tax rate reduction

HEA 1027 (P.L. 96) – Civil immunity for services in emergency

HEA 1028 (P.L. 61) – State police death benefit

HEA 1029 (P.L. 97) – Adoption history information

HEA 1034 (P.L. 98) – Physical therapy services without a referral

HEA 1037 (P.L. 2) – Railroad crossings

HEA 1038 (P.L. 213) – Blood donation testing (Section 18 – July 1, 2014)

HEA 1044 (P.L. 138) – Public-safety training on Alzheimer’s and dementia

HEA 1045 (P.L. 139) – State airport systems plan

HEA 1052 (P.L. 62) – Electronic meetings

HEA 1053 (P.L. 214) – Sex-offender registration (Sections 2, 15-29, 31-32, 34-37, 40, 44-46 – July 1, 2014)

HEA 1054 (P.L. 86) – Secretary of state filings and recordings

HEA 1055 (P.L. 140) – Emergency rulemaking statute

HEA 1056 (P.L. 99) – Probate and trust administration

HEA 1057 (P.L. 160) – Prosecuting attorneys retirement fund

HEA 1061 (P.L. 100) – Warrick County courts magistrate

HEA 1067 (P.L. 141) – Federal fund exchange program

HEA 1068 (P.L. 215) – Transportation relating to agriculture

HEA 1069 (P.L. 142) – Outdoor event equipment

HEA 1070 (P.L. 157) – Cloverdale food and beverage tax

HEA 1077 (P.L. 36) – Fund transfers

HEA 1079 (P.L. 18) – Mortgages and liens on real property

HEA 1080 (P.L. 101) – Pension thirteenth checks

HEA 1081 (P.L. 216) – Financial institutions and consumer credit (Section 47 – Nov. 1; Sections 41-42, 46 – Jan. 1, 2014; Sections 3, 10, 14, 23, 35-36, 45, 48, 51-54, 57-58, 64 – July 1, 2014)

HEA 1082 (P.L. 37) – Failure to sign vehicle registration

HEA 1084 (P.L. 231) – Various property issues

HEA 1093 (P.L. 161) – Killing a law enforcement animal

HEA 1098 (P.L. 63) – Noneconomic damages for uninsured motorists

HEA 1099 (P.L. 102) – Physician assistants

HEA 1102 (P.L. 103) – Executive sessions of public boards

HEA 1105 (P.L. 3) – Anatomic pathology services

HEA 1108 (P.L. 104) – Sentencing alternatives for youthful offenders

HEA 1110 (P.L. 162) – Flexibility in use of school funds

HEA 1111 (P.L. 64) – Tactical emergency medicine

HEA 1112 (P.L. 217) – Write-in candidates

HEA 1116 (P.L. 218) – Property taxes

HEA 1124 (P.L. 143) – City and town court late-payment fees

HEA 1130 (P.L. 4) – Immediate detention

HEA 1132 (P.L. 144) – Mortgage release by title insurance companies

HEA 1133 (P.L. 65) – Use of food and beverage taxes

HEA 1135 (P.L. 232) – Midwives

HEA 1137 (P.L. 163) – IURC review of extraterritorial water rates

HEA 1145 (P.L. 105) – Payments to political subdivisions or utilities

HEA 1148 (P.L. 66) – Public employees’ defined contribution plan

HEA 1151 (P.L. 38) – Blue alert program

HEA 1157 (P.L. 219) – Various election law matters (Sections 94, 96 – Jan. 1, 2014)

HEA 1159 (P.L. 220) – Liability for use of school facilities

HEA 1169 (P.L. 145) – Drainage issues

HEA 1170 (P.L. 67) – Training 2000 program

HEA 1176 (P.L. 221) – Prohibited horse-racing wagers

HEA 1179 (P.L. 146) – Securities matters

HEA 1182 (P.L. 164) – Physician order for scope of treatment forms

HEA 1186 (P.L. 147) – Incorporation of towns

HEA 1188 (P.L. 222) – Precious-metal dealers (Sections 1-3, 6, 8 – Jan. 1, 2014)

HEA 1190 (P.L. 148) – Uninsured- and underinsured-motorist coverage

HEA 1215 (P.L. 19) – Fire protection districts

HEA 1219 (P.L. 106) – Privacy of law enforcement officer addresses

HEA 1222 (P.L. 165) – Notice and procedural requirements (Sections 3, 5 – Nov. 1; Section 6 – Jan. 1, 2014)

HEA 1224 (P.L. 39) – UCC fund transfer provisions

HEA 1225 (P.L. 20) – Sale of electronic cigarettes to minors

HEA 1246 (P.L. 166) – Indiana state museum

HEA 1256 (P.L. 5) – Unlawful possession of items in penal facilities

HEA 1261 (P.L. 11) – Property taxes in a covered county

HEA 1262 (P.L. 269) – Alcohol server online and self-study training

HEA 1270 (P.L. 68) – TIF districts for housing programs

HEA 1276 (P.L. 6) – Township board meetings

HEA 1279 (P.L. 107) – Special group and National Guard license plates

HEA 1289 (P.L. 108) – Levee repair and reimbursement

HEA 1293 (P.L. 109) – Artisan distiller’s permit

HEA 1295 (P.L. 21) – Indiana University school of public health

HEA 1307 (P.L. 270) – Extraterritorial utility rates and charges

HEA 1310 (P.L. 69) – Bell requirements on a locomotive

HEA 1311 (P.L. 271) – Election matters

HEA 1312 (P.L. 272) – EARN Indiana program

HEA 1313 (P.L. 149) – Regulation of Indiana leases

HEA 1314 (P.L. 273) – Proprietary education

HEA 1315 (P.L. 274) – Biosimilar biological products

HEA 1317 (P.L. 110) – Land banks and tax sale issues

HEA 1320 (P.L. 275) – Workers’ compensation

HEA 1321 (P.L. 276) – Insurance matters

HEA 1322 (P.L. 70) – Certificates of insurance

HEA 1324 (P.L. 277) – Motor fuels (Sections 2, 4-15 – Jan. 1, 2014)

HEA 1325 (P.L. 71) – Mobile support unit personnel for disaster relief

HEA 1328 (P.L. 278) – School health care clinic pilot project

HEA 1333 (P.L. 279) – County officials’ training

HEA 1334 (P.L. 223) – Liability insurance for Indiana teachers

HEA 1338 (P.L. 280) – Charter school administration

HEA 1341 (P.L. 111) – Standard transcripts and college applications

HEA 1347 (P.L. 22) – Chaplain driving personal vehicle to emergency

HEA 1348 (P.L. 281) – Administration of scholarships and grants (Sections 2, 5- 7, 18, 25, 27-29, 31-33 – Sept. 1)

HEA 1357 (P.L. 167) – School administrators

HEA 1359 (P.L. 7) – Age-restricted housing programs

HEA 1372 (P.L. 150) – Knowledge imputed to real estate broker (Section 2 – July 1, 2014)

HEA 1374 (P.L. 168) – Customer-generator

HEA 1376 (P.L. 151) – Various privacy issues

HEA 1380 (P.L. 8) – Port authority purchase of petroleum products

HEA 1381 (P.L. 282) – Public school transfers

HEA 1382 (P.L. 283) – Controlled substances

HEA 1386 (P.L. 152) – Motor vehicle review board

HEA 1387 (P.L. 169) – Local veterans’ service officers

HEA 1389 (P.L. 9) – Veterinarians

HEA 1391 (P.L. 153) – Election administration

HEA 1392 (P.L. 112) – Restricting criminal background checks

HEA 1393 (P.L. 284) – Judicial technology and automation

HEA 1394 (P.L. 40) – Various business law matters

HEA 1423 (P.L. 285) – Antibullying (Sections 2, 7 – July 1, 2014)

HEA 1427 (P.L. 286) – Various education matters

HEA 1441 (P.L. 224) – Valuable metal and scrap vehicles

HEA 1450 (P.L. 72) – Commuter transportation districts

HEA 1457 (P.L. 154) – Unemployment insurance

HEA 1458 (P.L. 73) – Department of Toxicology fees

HEA 1464 (P.L. 113) – Immunizations by pharmacists and pharmacy students

HEA 1465 (P.L. 114) – INSPECT program

HEA 1477 (P.L. 170) – Cosmetologists

HEA 1480 (P.L. 10) – Residential onsite sewage systems

HEA 1481 (P.L. 135) – Divisible load permits for overweight loads

HEA 1482 (P.L. 159) – Expungement

HEA 1486 (P.L. 115) – Military-trained emergency medical providers

HEA 1494 (P.L. 287) – National criminal history background checks for child care

HEA 1497 (P.L. 292) – Sewer connections

HEA 1518 (P.L. 74) – State board of nursing

HEA 1519 (P.L. 155) – Donations of agricultural products and livestock

HEA 1536 (P.L. 116) – Solid waste management districts

HEA 1544 (P.L. 233) – Various tax matters (Section 9 – Jan. 1, 2014)

HEA 1545 (P.L. 288) – Tax credits (Sections 1-2, 21-22, 26-28, 32-33, 44-46, 48, 52-59, 70, 72 – Jan. 1, 2014; Section 69 – Jan. 1, 2015)

HEA 1558 (P.L. 75) – Long-term care insurance

HEA 1560 (P.L. 23) – Rollovers of school retirement accounts

HEA 1561 (P.L. 117) – 1977 Fund membership

HEA 1563 (P.L. 289) – Fish and wildlife matters

HEA 1564 (P.L. 171) – Motorboat registration

HEA 1568 (P.L. 118) – Student-loan terms and conditions

HEA 1575 (P.L. 87) – Commission for a drug-free Indiana

HEA 1579 (P.L. 290) – Open-container laws

HEA 1583 (P.L. 291) – Review of administrative rules

HEA 1585 (P.L. 234) – Transfer of certain municipal territory

HEA 1589 (P.L. 156) – Public works•

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  1. Am I the only one who sees that the City is essentially giving away the MSA site AND giving millions to build new buildings on the site when this site would be the perfect place for the Justice Complex? Across from City-County, check; keeping it centrally located, check, etc. It's my understanding that the GM site must be purchased by the City from Motors Liquidation Company. STOP WASTING WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE AND OUR TAX DOLLARS! The Ballard Administration has not been known for it's common sense...never voted for him and never will!

  2. This guy sounds like the classic molester/manipulator.

  3. Louis D. Brandeis was born in 1856. At 9 years of age it would have been 1865. The Brandeis family did not own slaves. My source Louis D. Brandeis: A Life, by Melvin L. Urofsky.

  4. My name is Matthew Lucas Major, I recently went through a jury trial in Bloomington , In. It was the week of Feb 19-21. Although I have been incarcerated since August 5, 2014. The reason I 'am writing to you sir is on the 21 of February the jury came in with a very excessive and wrongful verdict of guilty on 6 child molesting charges against my daughter who was 9 at the time I was accused. I also had 2 other Felonies one of Intimidation and 1 of Sexual Vicarious Gratification. Judge Marc Kellam on the second day of trial gave me a not guilty on those 2 felonies. The jury was sent out during that time and when brought back Judge Kellam told them to not concern themselves with the 2 Felonies that he ruled on them. They were told to not let evidence they had already heard influence there verdicts. I never in my life touched any child sexually and definitely not with my own daughter. When I was arrested Detective Shawn Karr told me I would be convicted guilty just on my daughters word even without evidence. That's just what happened. my public defender did me so wrong he never once proved to the court and jury all the lies the child told, and Jeremy Noel my public defender could of proven the lies easily. The stories in Serenity's depositions and Forensic interview changed and were not consistent as Prosecutor Darcie Fawcett claimed they were. Yet my attorney never mentioned that. The facts that the child accused me of full penetration in her vagina and rectum was proven lies. Doctor Roberta Hibbard of Riley hospital in Indianapolis confirmed Serenity's hymen intact, no scars, no tearing, no signs of rape to her. Yet my attorney didn't use that knowledge . the DNA was all in my favor. I tell you I will spend my entire life in prison going through rape and beatings etc. even Judge Kellam abused his authority by telling the jurors to listen and believe what the prosecutors side in evidence like my daughters testimony. In one interview with the detectives my daughter got flustered with her mom and said on camera " I'm saying what you told me to mom"!! Yet Mr. Noel said nor did anything to even resemble a defense attorney. Judge Kellam allowed edited version of a taped conversation between the child and her mother. Also Judge Kellam allowed the Prosecutor too bring in to my case a knife found under my seat, the knife wasn't part of my case. She was allowed by my attorney and the judge to put a huge picture of it on the screen and huge picture of my naked privates in a full courtroom and open court. Ms. Fawcett says to jury see how easy Mr. Major could reach the knife and cut his Childs throat. Even though I had no weapons charge against these cases. This gave the jurors prejudice thought against me thinking I threatened her with that knife and how scared she would of been knowing i could get it and kill her. On my sentencing court March 19, 2014 my public defender told Judge Kellam he wish to resign from being my attorney and wished for the court to give me outside council to file a error to trial or appeal. We were denied. Now after openly knowing my public defender don't want to represent me he has to. Well when as parents we make our kids clean a room when they really don't wish to, well the child will but don't mean she will do a good job, that's where I'm at with Mr. Noel. please dont ignore mine and my families pleas for your help . we have all the legal proof you could need to prove Im innocent. Please dont make my spend years in prison innocent when you can fix this wrong. Im not saying Im a perfect man or that I was a perfect dad to my 2 children none of us are. Ive made some bad choices in life and I paid for them. But I didnt ever touch or rape my daughter . I love my children with all my heart. And now through needing attention and a ex-wife who told my granny several times she wish she could put me in prison to get me out of their lives. Well my ex finally accomplished her goal. Sad part is she is destroying our daughter with all this horrific lies and things she taught my daughter to say. My daughter will need therapist to ever hope for a chance of a normal life after what she had done to her by her mom and their side of the family. My daughter told everyone even on stand she had a dream months before i supposedly molested her in this dream I was molesting her and when I finally did it matched her dream perfectly. She admitted to watching movies about little girls being molested and watching U-Tube videos about child molesting all before it happened supposedly to her. Doesn't that sound very unusual that a non molested 9 yr old would need to know so much about being molested? The only reason I could think a 9 year old would need so much information is to be prepared to know what to say and be able to say how it felt what took place etc.. So when questioned by authorities she would be prepared. And there again sir if a parent is pre grooming a 9 year old child she would need intimate details . Like telling her daughter about a couple moles on my private area. The child admitted to sneaking my cell and looking many many times at nudes of me and my girlfriend even one where my penis was entering my girlfriends vagina. In that picture my moles are obvious. Yet when prosecutor showed everyone in court my privates and pictures of the moles she said the only way the child would know about them is if she saw them for herself. My attorney once again said nothing about the pictures my child saw. Or could a ex-wife be able to describe my moles to help her case against getting rid of me? I beg you help me. This is my very existence. Ive lost everything , a good job, a wonderful girlfriend, my freedom, but worse thing Ive lost is my children. They were my reason to get up every morning and strive to be better. The wonderful bond I had with my Serenity is gone. After this I would be afraid to even hug her for fear of what next can they do to me. I'm not afraid to tell you I sit here in this cell and try to hold back my tears. Everyone knows you cant show weakness in prison. My life has already been threatened here at Wabash Valley Prison. After only 3 days of arrival. I was tricked into signing a waiver now Im in G Block General Population with 6 child molesting felony charges. Mrs. Hart as a 18 year old I almost died hooked to machines in hospital almost 1 month and now I know that fear was childish compared to this . I cant help but put emotions in this, after all Mrs. Hart Im human and God help Me I never been more afraid in my life. I didnt hurt my little girl I didnt touch her sexually. As much as it shreds me and fills my mind what Im facing I worry more about my mom and granny because of their great love for me mam they are suffering so deeply. I aint done this things but my loved ones suffering right along beside me and If you take my case you will be in essence freeing them also. I sent momma this letter and asked her to email it to you. I'm scared I have been done so unjustly by our legal system and I need you to fix this and give me freedom. I ask you please don't just ignore my pleas. Here in America its nice to be able to trust our legal justice system, well they destroyed my and my loved ones trust in our justice system . And I'm trusting in You !!! My entire family is suffering this nightmare with me. My 77 year old granny had a stroke and isn't doing so well. My single mother that raised 3 kids alone is dying from Lupus and since my arrest has stayed so sick and weary. Our lives torn to peices by a government I was taught I could trust in. my momma has tried so many innocent project and wrongfully accused and cant get anywhere. please please help me. A quote from the late Nelson Mandela: To be free is not merely to cast off ones chains, But to live in a way that respects and enhances The Freedom Of Others. I have Faith in you and your clinic to cast my chains off and give me freedom I do deserve as a wrongfully accused Man, son, brother, father, friend. Matthew Major DOC# 246179 Cause # : 53c02-1308-FA-000779 God Bless you. Please contact me with your decision so I know you made a life changing decision for me , just please at least write me so I know you care enough about your citizens to respond to cries for your help. You can speak openly with my mother Charlotte Spain (828) 476-0406: 71 Lakeview Dr. Canton, NC 28716 Thank You Matthew Major I know yall get thousands of request and inmates claiming innocence, and each person who are innocent deserve to have organizations like yours willing to fight for them and I give yall so much Thanks and I thank God everyday yall are out there caring enough to help free the innocents. Since discovering firsthand how easily lives and families can be destroyed by Poor Defense attorneys not doing their job . And Prosecutors allowed to do as they please in court

  5. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

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