Indiana appellate courts and the Rules Committee are seeking public feedback on several proposed rule amendments. Some proposed rules have a 60-day comment period, while rules relating to appellate e-filing have a 30-day comment period. Some of the proposed changes include:
The Indiana General Assembly focused on criminal code reform during the 2014 and 2015 legislative sessions. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1006, authored both years by Representative Greg Steuerwald, R-Avon, rewrote criminal penalties and sentencing statutes to keep low-level offenders in local communities where they will have better access to mental health and substance abuse treatment, as well as rehabilitation programming.