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Freeman: Bill to update Indiana Criminal Justice Institute passes House

STATEHOUSE (April 2, 2019) — A bill authored by State Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) that would update Indiana code to reflect the existing practices of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) recently passed the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote.

Senate Enrolled Act 238 would expand the possible recipients of grants from the ICJI beyond a county government or the state government. Additionally, the bill would require the ICJI to administer funds to support victims of sexual offense, domestic violence and victims of human sexual trafficking programs and services.

“We need to continually update Indiana code to reflect the responsibilities of our agencies so they can best utilize their resources,” Freeman said. “SEA 238 would make the necessary changes to reflect what the ICJI is currently doing as well as ensure existing funds are appropriated to the correct agency.”

The bill would also require the Indiana State Police to establish, maintain and operate an Internet website containing a list of properties that have been used in the illegal manufacturing of a controlled substance.

SEA 238 will now be considered by Gov. Eric Holcomb.


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