[r20] Rep. Dermody's Legislation Establishes Fund for Correctional Employees (2/24/2009)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Start Date: 2/24/2009 All Day
End Date: 2/24/2009
(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 24, 2009 - Under an amendment authored by Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte), an Indiana Correctional Peace Officers Fund will be established to provide assistance to a correctional employee or the family member of a correctional employee who dies or is injured in the line of duty. The amendment passed unanimously.

"By creating this fund, we are ensuring that correctional employees and their families are helped when in need," said Dermody. "They help protect Hoosiers every day, and it's our turn to protect them when they need us the most."

Financial support may be paid from the fund to the correctional employee or a family member of a correctional employee if:

  • The employee or employee's family member attends a postsecondary educational institution.
  • The employee suffers a loss as the result of natural disaster.
  • The employee is killed or injured in the line of duty.

The expenses of administrating the fund are paid from the money in the fund consisting of grants, donations, employee contributions and appropriations.