Rep. Soliday's Bill Provides Military Service Credit for Retired Teachers

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, January 29, 2008 8:00 am

(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 29, 2008 - Retired teachers who have served in the armed forces would receive credit for their service in their retirement fund under a bill passed 82-9 Tuesday by the House of Representatives. House Bill 1013, co-authored by Rep. Ed Solidly (R-Valparaiso), grants up to six years of service credit in the teachers' retirement fund, under certain conditions, for a member's past active duty military service.

"Veterans who became teachers are unique," said Rep. Soliday. "When soldiers return to civilian life, they are given a GI Bill that provides lots of potential opportunities. They could have chosen to do something that provided them with great profits, but they chose to dedicate themselves to teaching. This is our opportunity to thank them."

The bill now moves to the Senate.