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The Indiana Code
is the code of laws for the US State of Indiana
Indiana is a US state, admitted to the United States as the 19th on December 11, 1816. It is located in the Midwestern United States and Great Lakes Region. With 6,483,802 residents, the state is ranked 15th in population and 16th in population density. Indiana is ranked 38th in land area and is...
. The contents are the codification of the all the laws currently in effect within Indiana. First codified in 1824, it has been updated almost every year since then and is maintained and updated by the Office of Code Revision.
The laws of Indiana were first codified in 1823 by Governor
The Governor of Indiana is the chief executive of the state of Indiana. The governor is elected to a four-year term, and responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the functions of many agencies of the Indiana state government. The governor also shares power with other statewide...
William Hendricks was a Democratic-Republican member of the House of Representatives from 1816 to 1822, the third Governor of Indiana from 1822 to 1825, and an Anti-Jacksonian member of the U.S. Senate from 1825 to 1837. He led much of his family into politics and founded one of the largest...
, who owned a printing press, and at the request of the Indiana General Assembly
The Indiana General Assembly is the state legislature, or legislative branch, of the state of Indiana. It is a bicameral legislature that consists of a lower house, the Indiana House of Representatives, and an upper house, the Indiana Senate...
used it to print all of the state's laws, which he codified before printing. His codification and the printing was officially adopted in 1824. The code had its first major reorganization in 1841 by Governor Samuel Bigger
Samuel Bigger was the seventh Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from December 9, 1840 to December 6, 1843. Bigger was nominated to run for governor because he had no connection to the failed public works program...
, a prominent lawyer in the state, who at the request of the General Assembly reorganized the code and rewrote many sections for better legal application.
The code has been revised almost every year since then, with the General Assembly specifying which clauses are to be altered in the bills they pass. The code is currently made up of thirty-six titles, three of which have been repealed, with each title being subdivided into articles, chapters, sections, and clauses. The code is maintained by the Office of Code Revision, that is part of the Indiana Legislative Services Agency. In total there are over thirteen-thousand clauses in the code that govern everything by state law from the design of the Flag of Indiana
The flag of Indiana was designed by Paul Hadley and officially adopted by the state of Indiana on May 31, 1917. It was the state's first official flag and has remained unchanged since then except for the creation of a statute to standardize the production of the flag.-History:To commemorate the...
, the method of holding elections, to the exact border with Kentucky
The Commonwealth of Kentucky is a state located in the East Central United States of America. As classified by the United States Census Bureau, Kentucky is a Southern state, more specifically in the East South Central region. Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth...
- Title 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
- Title 2. GENERAL ASSEMBLY
- Title 3. ELECTIONS
- Title 4. STATE OFFICES AND ADMINISTRATION
- Title 5. STATE AND LOCAL ADMINISTRATION
- Title 6. TAXATION
- Title 7. ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO
- Title 8. UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION
- Title 9. MOTOR VEHICLES
- Title 10. PUBLIC SAFETY
- Title 11. CORRECTIONS
- Title 12. HUMAN SERVICES
- Title 13. ENVIRONMENT
- Title 14. NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
- Title 15. AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS
- Title 16. HEALTH
- Title 17. REPEALED
- Title 18. REPEALED
- Title 19. REPEALED
- Title 20. EDUCATION
- Title 21. HIGHER EDUCATION
- Title 22. LABOR AND SAFETY
- Title 23. BUSINESS AND OTHER ASSOCIATIONS
- Title 24. TRADE REGULATION
- Title 25. PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
- Title 26. COMMERCIAL LAW
- Title 27. INSURANCE
- Title 28. FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
- Title 29. PROBATE
- Title 30. TRUSTS AND FIDUCIARIES
- Title 31. FAMILY LAW AND JUVENILE LAW
- Title 32. PROPERTY
- Title 33. COURTS AND COURT OFFICERS
- Title 34. CIVIL LAW AND PROCEDURE
- Title 35. CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
- Title 36. LOCAL GOVERNMENT