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House Bill 1735


House Bill 1735

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB1735 (Updated February 28, 2005 8:09 pm - DI 84)


Victim notification system. Allows the department of correction to establish an automated victim notification system. Allows a crime victim to register for the system by telephone. Provides that a system must automatically notify a registered crime victim by telephone when: (1) a committed offender's status changes; (2) the offender is released or has escaped; or (3) the status of certain court cases changes. Allows a crime victim to obtain the most recent status of an offender by calling the system. Allows money in the victim and witness assistance fund to be used to establish and maintain a victim notification system. Provides that there is no cause of action based on a system's failure to notify. Requires a sheriff or the police chief of Indianapolis to notify the department when a sex offender files a new sex offender registration form if the department has established an automated victim notification system.
Current Status:
 Passed 2nd reading - first House
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