Sec. 1. (a) Prosecuting attorneys and deputy prosecuting attorneys are entitled to receive the compensation provided in this chapter. The minimum compensation of the prosecuting attorneys shall be paid in the manner prescribed in section 5 of this chapter. The compensation of the deputy prosecuting attorneys shall be paid in the manner prescribed in section 2 of this chapter.

     (b) Upon the allowance of an itemized and verified claim by the board of county commissioners, the auditor of the county shall issue a warrant to a prosecuting attorney or deputy prosecuting attorney who filed the claim to pay any part of the compensation of a prosecuting attorney or a deputy prosecuting attorney that exceeds the amount that the state is to pay.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 33-39-6-1

  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
     (c) A deputy prosecuting attorney who knowingly divides compensation with the prosecuting attorney or any other officer or person in connection with employment commits a Class B misdemeanor.

     (d) A prosecuting attorney or any other officer or person who knowingly accepts any division of compensation described in subsection (c) commits a Class B misdemeanor.

     (e) The attorney general shall call at least one (1) and not more than two (2) conferences of the prosecuting attorneys, each year, to consider, discuss, and develop coordinated plans for the enforcement of the laws of Indiana. The date or dates upon which the conferences are held shall be fixed by the attorney general. The expenses necessarily incurred by a prosecuting attorney in attending a conference, including the actual expense of transportation to and from the place where the conference is held, together with meals and lodging, shall be paid from the general fund of the county upon the presentation of an itemized and verified claim, filed as required by law, and by warrant issued by the county auditor. If there is more than one (1) county in any judicial circuit, the expenses of the prosecuting attorneys incurred by virtue of this subsection shall be paid from the general fund of the respective counties constituting the circuit in the same proportion that the classification factor of each county bears to the classification factor of the judicial circuit as determined according to law by the state board of accounts.

[Pre-2004 Recodification Citation: 33-14-7-1.]

As added by P.L.98-2004, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.65-2004, SEC.19.