Senate Bill 0025
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DIGEST OF SB25 (Updated April 11, 2001 10:25 PM - DI 84)
Indiana ethics commission. Redefines the term "employer" for purposes of the ethics statute. Authorizes the commission to dismiss a complaint if the commission is satisfied that an agency within the executive department of state government has dealt with the complaint appropriately. Provides that commission evidence relating to an investigation is confidential until certain events occur. Provides that a commission report may recommend that an appointing authority or a state officer issue a letter of counseling to a respondent to a complaint filed with the commission. Makes changes to the information required to be stated on financial disclosure statements filed with the commission. Provides that a state officer or employee may not retaliate against a former employee because the former employee filed a complaint with the commission, provided information to the commission, or testified before the commission. Prohibits a person from taking certain actions that would interfere with a commission proceeding or investigation. Makes other changes in the state ethics statute.
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