First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1422
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state and local administration.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 5-2-18; (11)HE1422.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 5-2-18 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
Chapter 18. Requirement to Notify Parent, Guardian, or
Custodian of a Child
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "child" means a person who is
less than eighteen (18) years of age.
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "law enforcement agency" has
the meaning set forth IC 5-2-17-2.
Sec. 3. Except as provided in section 4 of this chapter, if a child
is named in a written report of a crime as a victim of the crime or
in a written report of a crime, and the law enforcement agency that
receives the report reasonably believes that the child may be a
victim of a crime, the law enforcement agency that receives the
report shall make a reasonable attempt to:
(1) notify the parent, guardian, or custodian of the child that
the child has been named:
(A) in the report as a victim of a crime; or
(B) in the report and the law enforcement agency
reasonably believes that the child may be a victim of a
(2) provide the parent, guardian, or custodian of the child
with contact information, if available, for a victim rights
advocate or a nonprofit, community, or government
organization that assists victims.
Sec. 4. A law enforcement agency is not required to notify or
send a letter to the parent, guardian, or custodian of a child under
section 3 of this chapter if:
(1) the parent, guardian, or custodian is the alleged
perpetrator of the crime; or
(2) notification or sending a letter to the parent, guardian, or
custodian would not be in the best interests of the child due to
the relationship of the parent, guardian, or custodian with the
alleged perpetrator of the crime.
HEA 1422 _ Concur
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