Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 158

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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.





Simpson




    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Utilities, and Public Policy.







Introduced

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 public safety.

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 implementation.
    (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 held.
    (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.