SENATE BILL No. 158
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 22-14-2-3.5.
Synopsis: Fire investigator salary matrix. Requires the executive
director of the department of homeland security to categorize the
salaries of arson investigators based on years of service and rank.
Requires that the investigators initially receive the same salaries as
police employees of the state police department with the same years of
service and rank.
Effective: July 1, 2006.
January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security,
Utilities, and Public Policy.
Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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SENATE BILL No. 158
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 22-14-2-3.5; (06)IN0158.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 22-14-2-3.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2006]: Sec. 3.5. (a) The executive director of the department of
homeland security shall categorize salaries of fire investigators in
the division of fire and building safety within each rank based upon
the rank held and the number of years of service in the division (or
the office of the state fire marshal before the establishment of the
division) through the tenth year. The salary ranges that the
executive director of the department of homeland security assigns
to each rank shall be divided into a base salary and ten (10)
increments above the base salary with:
(1) the base salary in the rank paid to a person with less than
one (1) year of service in the division; and
(2) the highest salary in the rank paid to a person with at least
ten (10) years of service in the division (or the office of the
state fire marshal before the establishment of the division).
(b) The salary matrix prescribed by this section shall be
reviewed and approved by the budget agency before
(c) The salaries for fire investigators in the division of fire and
building safety must initially be equal to the salaries of police
employees of the state police department under IC 10-11-2-13,
based upon years of service in the division (or the office of the state
fire marshal before the establishment of the division) and rank
(d) The requirement of subsection (c) does not affect:
(1) any rights or liabilities accrued; or
(2) any proceedings begun;
on or before June 30, 2006. Those rights, liabilities, and
proceedings continue and shall be imposed and enforced under
prior civil law and procedure as if the requirement of subsection
(c) had not been enacted.