House Bill (S)

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Domestic violence fatality review committee. Removes the limit on the authority of a local domestic violence review team (local review team) to the review of fatalities when the person who commits domestic violence resulting in death is charged with a criminal offense that results in a final judgment or is deceased. Specifies that local review teams may review near fatalities. Establishes the statewide domestic violence fatality review committee (committee). Imposes various duties upon the committee, including to: (1) assist local review teams; (2) assist in or conduct a review of a death or near fatality in possible domestic violence cases; Domestic violence fatality review committee. Removes the limit on the authority of a local domestic violence review team (local review team) to the review of fatalities when the person who commits domestic violence resulting in death is charged with a criminal offense that results in a final judgment or is deceased. Specifies that local review teams may review near fatalities. Establishes the statewide domestic violence fatality review committee (committee). Imposes various duties upon the committee, including to: (1) assist local review teams; (2) assist in or conduct a review of a death or near fatality in possible domestic violence cases; (3) gather information; (4) submit reports; and (5) make recommendations concerning the prevention of domestic violence deaths. Provides that various records must be made available to the committee. Provides certain immunities concerning information provided to and discussions involving the committee. Provides that the Indiana criminal justice institute will administer the committees. Makes conforming changes to the local review team law. ... View more