Homeland security cease and desist orders.

Authors: Senator James Buck, Senator Brent Steele, Senator James Tomes

Co-authors: Senator Brandt Hershman, Senator Douglas Eckerty, Senator Lonnie Randolph

Sponsors: Representative Sean Eberhart

Co-Sponsors: Representative Greg Beumer, Representative David Wolkins


Authorizes the executive director of the department of homeland security to issue a cease and desist order when a political subdivision is taking an action that: (1) constitutes a violation of any state or federal statute or local ordinance, any state administrative rule or federal regulation, or any contract provision or condition of the receipt of any form of federal governmental assistance; and (2) creates an immediate risk that the state will lose grant funds under the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) mitigation grant program or that property owners in any part of Indiana will become ineligible to purchase insurance through the federal flood insurance program. Allows the order to be issued on an expedited basis. Provides that the order may be issued against and be binding upon the political subdivision, the executive of the political subdivision, the members of the executive, and a contractor or subcontractor. Provides that the attorney general may enforce the order by bringing an action in circuit or superior court. Provides for the imposition of a monetary penalty against a political subdivision that violates an order, and makes a violation of the order by an executive of a political subdivision or a contractor or subcontractor a Class A infraction.