The Indiana Supreme Court has named the members of the new Youth Justice Oversight Committee, which will focus on reforming the state’s juvenile justice system to prioritize minors who are at a higher risk of reoffending.
Language described by some lawmakers as being too broad and vague was unanimously removed from an obstruction of justice bill during an Indiana House committee meeting on Wednesday.
A bill updating Indiana’s obstruction of justice statute was heard in an Indiana House committee on Wednesday, with similar questions and concerns carrying over from the Senate.
Bills dealing with traffic signal requirements and obstruction of justice matters both cleared the Indiana Senate this week and are on their way to the House.
The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee has endorsed five criminal justice bills aimed at reducing violent crime.
A proposed bill that would have removed lawyers’ exemption against obstruction of justice charges has passed out of an Indiana Senate committee, but the provision regarding lawyers was stripped in an amendment.