Borders: Bill aiding National Guard members heads to governor's desk

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, March 9, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2016) – A bill authored by State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) benefiting National Guard members could soon be law.

House Bill 1373 would grant extensions for employment protections to National Guard members who work here in Indiana but are ordered to active duty by the governor of another state.

“It’s important to protect the employment rights of our National Guard members, regardless of where they may be deployed for active duty,” Borders said. “There’s no greater honor than serving our country, and my proposal will help make sure their employment rights are protected.”

Borders said HB 1373 would provide protections under both the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.  

After being approved by both the House of Representatives and Senate, Borders’ bill could soon be signed into law by the governor.

 

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Rep. Borders (R-Jasonville) represents all of Sullivan County and portions of Vigo, Greene, Knox and Daviess counties.