Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 4-6-2-6.1 .

Synopsis: Attorney's fees awarded to attorney general. Creates a fund to cover litigation expenses incurred by the attorney general. Makes an appropriation.

Effective: July 1, 2002.

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    January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.


Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state and local administration and to make an appropriation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 4-6-2-6.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 6.1. (a) As used in this section, "account" refers to the attorney general litigation expenses account established by subsection (b).
    (b) The attorney general litigation expenses account is established within the state general fund for the purpose of reimbursing the office of the attorney general for expenses incurred in settlements and litigation. The account consists of attorney's fees awarded to the state as a result of settlements or litigation in which the office of the attorney general provided legal counsel. The account shall be administered by the attorney general.
    (c) The expenses of administering the account shall be paid from money in the account.
    (d) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the account not currently needed to meet the obligations of the account in the same manner as other public money may be invested. Interest that

accrues from these investments shall be deposited in the account.
    (e) Money in the account at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
    (f) Money in the account is annually appropriated to the attorney general for the purposes of this article.