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Ind. Lawmakers Have Cleanup Duty Tuesday

Posted On June 17, 2014

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana legislators are back for a one-day session to fix some mistakes in a new sentencing law.

Lawmakers at the Statehouse in Indianapolis want to tweak the bill so it doesn’t reduce prison terms for child molesters. They also want it to maintain police authority for shoplifting arrests and to clarify the amount of drugs that lead to controlled substance charges.

The errors, which could cause unintended consequences, were part of the legislation which lawmakers approved last March.

Legislators want to correct the ambiguities before the sentencing law takes effect on July 1.

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