Sec. 20. (a) A person elected to the office of prosecuting attorney shall execute an individual
surety bond for the faithful performance of the duties of the office. The amount of the bond must be at least eight thousand five hundred dollars ($8,500).
(b) A person elected to the office of prosecuting attorney may not take office until
that person has filed a bond:
(1) in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the person resides;
(2) within ten (10) days after the bond is issued.
(c) The cost of a bond shall be paid by the county. For multiple county judicial circuits, the cost shall be paid by each county in
the judicial circuit in the manner provided by IC 33-38-5-3.
(d) A bond must be:
(1) executed by the person elected prosecuting attorney and one (1) or more freehold
(2) payable to the state as provided in section 10 of this chapter.
(e) A bond is not void on first recovery, and suits may be brought on the bond until
the penalty is exhausted.
(f) If a bond has been legally certified, any of the following have the same effect
in evidence as the bond:
(1) A copy of the bond.
(2) A record of the bond.
(3) A copy of a record of the bond.
(g) The county recorder of the county in which the person elected prosecuting attorney
resides shall record the bond in an official bond register.
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