Homeowner protection unit
Sec. 2. (a) Beginning July 1, 2005, the attorney general and the attorney general's homeowner protection unit established under IC 4-6-12 shall enforce this article. An action may not be brought under this article more than five (5) years after the occurrence of the violation.
(b) The attorney general may refer a matter under section 1 of this chapter to a prosecuting attorney for enforcement.
As added by P.L.73-2004, SEC.33. Amended by P.L.231-2013, SEC.8.
Enforcement actions by attorney general; exception; civil penalty for violation of injunction; jurisdiction of court
Sec. 3. (a) This section does not apply to a violation of IC 24-9-3-7(c)(4) by a person required to be licensed by the department of financial institutions. The attorney general may bring an action to enjoin a violation of this article. A court in which the action is brought may:
(1) issue an injunction;
(2) order a person to make restitution;
(3) order a person to reimburse the state for reasonable costs of the attorney general's investigation and prosecution of the violation of this article; and
(4) impose a civil penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per violation.
(b) A person who violates an injunction under this section is subject to a civil penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per violation.
(c) The court that issues an injunction retains jurisdiction over a proceeding seeking the imposition of a civil penalty under this section.
As added by P.L.73-2004, SEC.33. Amended by P.L.105-2009,
SEC.12; P.L.114-2010, SEC.21.
Sec. 4. The attorney general may file complaints with any of the agencies listed in IC 4-6-12-4 to implement this chapter.
As added by P.L.73-2004, SEC.33.