Senate Bill 0168
DIGEST OF SB168 (Updated February 2, 2010 1:05 pm - DI 84)
Various ethics and inspector general matters. Authorizes the inspector general to directly institute civil proceedings against persons who have failed to pay civil penalties imposed by the state ethics commission. Requires the state board of accounts to provide to the inspector general (in addition to the attorney general) copies of certain reports concerning: (1) malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance in office by public officials or employees; (2) fraud or misconduct with respect to public contracts; or (3) unlawful expenditure or diversion of public money. Repeals or deletes provisions in the statutes governing the following quasi-governmental entities that give those entities the option of establishing a code of ethics for their employees or being under the jurisdiction of the state ethics commission (the state ethics commission statute provides that these entities are "agencies" for purposes of the commission's jurisdiction): Indiana finance authority; Indiana bond bank; public employees' retirement fund; Indiana state teachers' retirement fund; board for depositories; Indiana housing and community development authority; ports of Indiana; bureau of motor vehicles commission; Indiana homeland security foundation; Indiana natural resources foundation; Indiana White River state park development commission; state fair commission; state student assistance commission; Indiana grain indemnity corporation; Indiana political subdivision risk management commission.
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