DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Secretary of state investigations. Authorizes the secretary of state (secretary) to conduct public or private investigations: (1) to determine whether a violation of Indiana election law has occurred, is occurring, or is about to occur; and (2) to aid in the enforcement of Indiana election law. Gives the secretary certain investigative powers, including the power to issue subpoenas and conduct depositions. Requires the attorney general to provide legal assistance to the secretary in the investigation of possible violations. Requires the secretary, upon request, to provide all necessary and reasonable assistance to the agency or the prosecuting attorney to which investigation results are referred. Requires the agency or prosecuting attorney receiving a referral from the secretary to report to the secretary not later than the earlier of: (1) 180 days after the referral; or (2) the sixtieth day before the statute of limitations expires on a violation that was referred; the agency's or the prosecuting attorney's decision as to whether to take further action on the referral, including the action taken and the reasons for the decision.