The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 280 on prosecuting attorneys authored by Sen. Freeman.The bill establishes a special prosecuting attorney unit as a division of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council (IPAC) to take special prosecutor appointments and increase the number of qualified special prosecutors. The bill establishes the Indiana prosecuting attorney commission as a division of IPAC to make recommendations to the General Assembly concerning staffing for prosecuting services, adopt guidelines and standards for attorney services, and provide reimbursement to counties for expenses incurred in connection with attorney services.
The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council and the Association of Indiana Counties testified in support of the bill. The bill passed 7-0 and was recommitted to appropriations.
Read the bill at: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2023/bills/senate/280