Select the year on the left to view past Bill efforts to modernize Indiana’s HIV criminal laws, some of which passed and were signed into law.
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Watch here: Indiana Interim Study Committee on HIV Criminal Law Reform Recommends Modernization.
HB1032-2022 removes 1980s/90s era sentencing enhancements and criminal offenses related to HIV that were based on stigma and misinformation about people who are HIV positive.
**HB1032 Advocacy Fact Sheet
HB1158 modernizes sections of the Public Health Code linked to Indiana’s outdated HIV criminal laws.
HEA1182-2020 eliminated stigmatizing and outdated HIV science language in the public health code and made HIV-related science updates.
HB1325-2019 Aimed to eliminate stigmatizing language, make HIV-related science updates, repeal and modernize two outdated HIV criminal codes (Did not pass
IC= Indiana Code; IC-16 refers to Health Code IC-35 refers to Criminal Code
Guiding Principles for Modernizing Indiana’s HIV Criminal Laws
A model law must include:
- Criminal intent to transmit & conduct likely to transmit HIV.
- Punishment proportionate to the actual harm.
- Must reflect modern HIV science
- Remove stigmatizing language in the law.