HOUSE BILL No. 1387
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Volunteer firefighter activity. Provides that a city, town,
county, or township employee may not be disciplined for absence from
work if the absence is the result of the employee's duties as a volunteer
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 14, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.
First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1387
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 36-8-12-1; (03)IN1387.1.1. -->
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 1. Except as provided
section sections 10 and 18 of this chapter, this chapter applies to all
units except counties.
SOURCE: IC 36-8-12-18; (03)IN1387.1.2. -->
IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2003]: Sec. 18. (a) As used in this section, "employee" means an
employee of a unit. The term does not include an elected official.
(b) As used in this section, "supervisor" means an individual
who oversees the daily activity of an employee.
(c) An employee may not be disciplined for absence from work
if the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) The employee is a member of a volunteer fire department.
(2) The employee, before the absence, has notified the
employee's immediate supervisor in writing that the employee
is a member of a volunteer fire department.
(3) After the absence, the employee presents a written
statement to the employee's immediate supervisor from the
chief or other officer in charge of the volunteer fire
department indicating that the employee was engaged in
emergency firefighting activity at the time of the employee's
absence from work.
(4) If on the day of the absence the employee reports for work
before leaving to engage in emergency firefighting activity,
the employee secures authorization from the employee's
supervisor to leave the employee's duty station before leaving.