House passes Frye's bill protecting military pay

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:53 pm

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives today voted unanimously in favor of a bill  co-authored by State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) that would help ensure service members receive compensation pay.

House Bill 1324 would ensure state employees who are members of the Indiana National Guard or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States are entitled to a leave of absence without any time lost while on active duty.

“I think Hoosiers that are fighting for our country should not be penalized for taking time off of work,” Frye said. “The goal of this legislation is to ensure that each person who has signed up to place their life on the line for us, would be taken care of if a situation does arise that they are called to active duty.”

This proposal would allow for compensation in the amount that is equal to the difference between the member's active duty military pay and the salary the member would have received if they were not called to active duty.

House Bill 1324 is now headed to the Senate for further consideration.

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Rep. Frye (R-Greensburg) represents Ohio and Switzerland counties, as well as portions of Ripley, Decatur, Jennings, Jefferson and Dearborn counties