SB 621-19_ Filed 04/04/2013, 07:26 Pryor


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HOUSE MOTION ____

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MR. SPEAKER:

    I move that Engrossed Senate Bill 621 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 3, line 6; (13)MO062123.3. -->     Page 3, between lines 6 and 7, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 5-11-5-1; (13)MO062123.7. -->     "SECTION 7. IC 5-11-5-1, AS AMENDED BY P.L.136-2012, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 1. (a) Whenever an examination is made under this article, a report of the examination shall be made. The report must include a list of findings and shall be signed and verified by the examiner making the examination. A finding that is critical of an examined entity must be based upon one (1) of the following:
        (1) Failure of the entity to observe a uniform compliance guideline established under IC 5-11-1-24(a).
        (2) Failure of the entity to comply with a specific law.
A report that includes a finding that is critical of an examined entity must designate the uniform compliance guideline or the specific law upon which the finding is based. If the examiner in an examination under this article makes a finding of noncompliance with a uniform compliance guideline established under IC 5-11-1-24(a) or a specific law by a county elected office subject to IC 36-3-6-10, the state examiner shall evaluate and describe in the report the extent to which the noncompliance resulted in any part from an action or omission of the controller under IC 36-3-6-10 and shall direct the finding to the controller that contributed to the noncompliance. The reports shall immediately be filed with the state examiner, and, after inspection of the report, the state examiner shall immediately file one (1) copy with the officer or person examined, one (1) copy with the

auditing department of the municipality examined and reported upon, and one (1) copy in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6 of the reports of examination of state agencies, instrumentalities of the state, and federal funds administered by the state with the legislative services agency, as staff to the general assembly. Upon filing, the report becomes a part of the public records of the office of the state examiner, of the office or the person examined, of the auditing department of the municipality examined and reported upon, and of the legislative services agency, as staff to the general assembly. A report is open to public inspection at all reasonable times after it is filed. If an examination discloses malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance in office or of any officer or employee, a copy of the report, signed and verified, shall be placed by the state examiner with the attorney general and the inspector general. The attorney general shall diligently institute and prosecute civil proceedings against the delinquent officer, or upon the officer's official bond, or both, and against any other proper person that will secure to the state or to the proper municipality the recovery of any funds misappropriated, diverted, or unaccounted for.
    (b) Before an examination report is signed, verified, and filed as required by subsection (a), the officer or the chief executive officer of the state office, municipality, or entity examined must have an opportunity to review the report and to file with the state examiner a written response to that report. If a written response is filed, it becomes a part of the examination report that is signed, verified, and filed as required by subsection (a).
    (c) Except as required by subsections (b) and (d), it is unlawful for any deputy examiner, field examiner, or private examiner, before an examination report is made public as provided by this section, to make any disclosure of the result of any examination of any public account, except to the state examiner or if directed to give publicity to the examination report by the state examiner or by any court. If an examination report shows or discloses the commission of a crime by any person, it is the duty of the state examiner to transmit and present the examination report to the grand jury of the county in which the crime was committed at its first session after the making of the examination report and at any subsequent sessions that may be required. The state examiner shall furnish to the grand jury all evidence at the state examiner's command necessary in the investigation and prosecution of the crime.
    (d) If, during an examination under this article, a deputy examiner, field examiner, or private examiner acting as an agent of the state examiner determines that the following conditions are satisfied, the examiner shall report the determination to the state examiner:
        (1) A substantial amount of public funds has been misappropriated or diverted.
        (2) The deputy examiner, field examiner, or private examiner

acting as an agent of the state examiner has a reasonable belief that the malfeasance or misfeasance that resulted in the misappropriation or diversion of the public funds was committed by the officer or an employee of the office.
    (e) After receiving a preliminary report under subsection (d), the state examiner may provide a copy of the report to the attorney general. The attorney general may institute and prosecute civil proceedings against the delinquent officer or employee, or upon the officer's or employee's official bond, or both, and against any other proper person that will secure to the state or to the proper municipality the recovery of any funds misappropriated, diverted, or unaccounted for.
    (f) In an action under subsection (e), the attorney general may attach the defendant's property under IC 34-25-2.
    (g) A preliminary report under subsection (d) is confidential until the final report under subsection (a) is issued, unless the attorney general institutes an action under subsection (e) on the basis of the preliminary report.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to ESB 621 as printed April 2, 2013.)

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Representative Pryor


MO062123/DI 51     2013