Attorney General of Indiana
|Indiana Attorney General|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$32,639,584|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Indiana Code, Title 4, Article 6, Chapter 1, Section 2|
|Assumed office:||January 2008|
|Next election:||November 8, 2016|
|Last election:||November 6, 2012|
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- 1 Current officeholder
- 2 Authority
- 3 Qualifications
- 4 Elections
- 5 Vacancies
- 6 Duties
- 7 Divisions
- 8 State budget
- 9 Compensation
- 10 Historical officeholders Component
- 11 Recent news
- 12 Contact information
- 13 See also
- 14 External links
- 15 References
Title 4, Article 6, Chapter 1, Section 2 of the Indiana Code addresses the office of attorney general:
There is created the office of attorney general for the state to be administered by an attorney general who shall be elected under IC 3-10-2-6 by the voters of the state...
Qualifications for the office of attorney general are set out in Title 4, Article 6, Chapter 1, Section 3 of the Indiana Code. To be eligible to serve in the office, an individual must be:
- a citizen of Indiana
- licensed to practice law in Indiana
Indiana elects attorneys general in the presidential elections, that is, in leap years (e.g. 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028). The four-year term begins on the second Monday in January following the election.
- See also: Indiana attorney general election, 2012
|Attorney General of Indiana General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Greg Zoeller Incumbent||58%||1,453,334|
|Election Results via Indiana Secretary of State.|
There are no terms limits specified for the office.
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The Attorney General of Indiana is responsible for the prosecution of all civil actions brought in the name of the state of Indiana or any state agency.
The Attorney General of Indiana is responsible for all prosecution of criminal campaign finance complaints. The first step in filing a complaint is to file with the Indiana Secretary of State. The secretary of state's office is responsible for investigating all complaints. The Indiana Election Commission is responsible for handling all civil law violations.
The office of the Attorney General of Indiana has the following 12 divisions:
- Advisory and Opinions
- Consumer Protection
- Identity Theft
- Medical Fraud
- Patient Abuse and Neglect
- Telephone Privacy
- Tobacco Enforcement
- Unclaimed Property
- Victim Assistance
- See also: Indiana state budget and finances
The attorney general's budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was $32,639,584.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
The salaries of executive officers in Indiana are determined by the Indiana State Legislature. In 2007, the Indiana Senate passed SB 401, which tied annual salary increases to increases received by state employees. State executive officials are not eligible for salary increases if state employees do not receive increases to their salaries.
Historical officeholders Component
There have been 42 attorneys general since 1855. Of the 42 officeholders, 23 were Republican and 19 were Democrat.
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Indiana Government Center South
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
- Indiana Code, "CHAPTER 3. DUTIES IN CIVIL ACTIONS," accessed November 26, 2011
- Indiana Attorney General, "About" accessed September 15, 2012
- Indiana Code, "IC 4-6 ARTICLE 6. ATTORNEY GENERAL," accessed November 20, 2011
- Indiana Code, "IC 3-10-2-6 Year for election of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and superintendent of public instruction," accessed November 26, 2011
- Confirmed in a email with IN SOS staff on 1-21-2010
- Indiana Attorney General, "Homepage," accessed November 26, 2011
- 2013 - 2015 As-Passed Budget, "C--Operating," I-7," accessed June26, 2013
- Indiana General Assembly, "Senate Enrolled Act No. 401," accessed February 24, 2015
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed November 14, 2014
- The Council of State Governments, "Book of the States 2013, Table 4.11," accessed February 2, 2014
- Indiana State Library, Attorneys General, accessed October 10, 2013
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