Q&A: Prepaying for public notices


From the Parke County Sentinel (Rockville):

Q: Does Indiana law prevent a state agency from prepaying for public notice newspaper advertising?

A: Yes. IC 4-13-2-20(a) prohibits advance payment except for some exceptions or when approved by the budget agency. Public notice advertising isn’t in the list of exceptions.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.