Behning: Legislation to recruit educators heads to House floor

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, January 28, 2016 5:53 am

Legislation to recruit educators heads to House floor

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan 28, 2016) —The House Committee on Ways and Means today passed legislation by a vote of 13-9, that will help attract educators to the teaching profession. 

State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) authored House Bill (HB) 1004 to give schools flexibility in their retirement plan options. Additionally, schools may offer a salary anywhere on the pay scale to educators who would teach hard-to-fill positions. Under this proposal, educators with out-of-state teaching licenses could teach in Indiana. 

“We’re seeing a different generation enter the workforce: millennials. They are not staying in one profession over the course of their lifetime,” said Behning, chairman of the House Education Committee. “Because we are seeing this change, it’s important that we adapt and grow with this evolving workforce.” 

This legislation will now go to the full House for consideration. To read more about HB 1004, visit  



State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents

portions of Marion and Hendricks counties.