Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Transfer of campaign funds after conviction. Provides that upon removal from office of a public officer by operation of law after June 30, 2016, because of the public officer's conviction of a felony, the public officer's candidate's committee is disbanded by operation of law. Provides that upon conviction of the public officer, the court must file a certified copy of the sentencing order with: (1) the election commission, in the case of a public officer removed from a state office or a legislative office; or (2) the appropriate county election board, in the case of a public officer removed from Transfer of campaign funds after conviction. Provides that upon removal from office of a public officer by operation of law after June 30, 2016, because of the public officer's conviction of a felony, the public officer's candidate's committee is disbanded by operation of law. Provides that upon conviction of the public officer, the court must file a certified copy of the sentencing order with: (1) the election commission, in the case of a public officer removed from a state office or a legislative office; or (2) the appropriate county election board, in the case of a public officer removed from a local office or a school board office. Provides that upon receipt of the sentencing order, the commission or county election board shall issue an order dissolving the public officer's candidate's committee and ordering the treasurer of the committee to: (1) pay any outstanding debts or judgments of the committee; and (2) transfer any surplus of contributions less expenditures to the division of mental health and addiction (division) to be held in trust and used for the provision of mental health services for residents of Indiana, pending final disposition in the criminal case that resulted in the conviction of the public officer. Specifies duties of the division with respect to surplus funds held in trust. Establishes the public officer mental health trust fund for the purpose of providing mental health services for residents of Indiana. Provides that the fund: (1) shall be administered by the division; and (2) consists of surplus funds transferred to the division by candidates' committees of public officers removed from office by operation of law because of felony convictions. Makes an appropriation. ... View more