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.
HB1158 modernizes sections of the Public Health Code linked to Indiana’s outdated HIV criminal laws.
HEA1182-2020 eliminated stigmatizing and outdated HIV science language in the public health code and made HIV-related science updates.
HB1325-2019 Aimed to eliminate stigmatizing language, make HIV-related science updates, repeal and modernize two outdated HIV criminal codes (Did not pass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:
- Must reflect modern HIV science
- Criminal intent to transmit & conduct likely to transmit HIV.
- Punishment proportionate to the actual harm.
- Remove stigmatizing language in the law.