'Kirk's Law' goes into effect July 1
On July 1, 2016, the law inspired by the death of 19-month-old Kirk Coleman became law. 'Kirk's Law' requires the state to create a registry of people convicted of a 'crime of child abuse.'
His caretaker is facing a battery charge related to his death.
Governor Mike Pence ceremonially signed 'Kirk's Law' in Goshen in April.
Senate Enrolled Act 357 requires the creation of a publicly searchable registry of people convicted of a crime of child abuse.
The database must be up and running by July 1, 2017.