Speedy's legislation seeking to honor injured public servants advances to the Senate

Speedy's legislation seeking to honor injured public servants advances to the Senate

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, January 23, 2018 8:50 am

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2018) — The House of Representatives passed State Rep. Mike Speedy’s (R-Indianapolis) legislation on Monday that would study the possibility of building a state monument to honor Hoosier public safety officers permanently injured in the line of duty.  

Speedy’s legislation would urge the Legislative Council to assign the study of adding a monument for injured public safety officers to the appropriate committee. If this topic is assigned, the committee would study locations, distinctions from other monuments, qualifications, sources of funding, create a budget for planning purposes and compare how other states and cities handle similar monuments. 

“Finding ways to recognize the sacrifices these public servants made, whose service resulted in career-ending and life-changing injuries, shows our dedication to these brave men and women and recognizes the risks they take,” Speedy said. “While this is a small token of our state’s gratitude for Hoosiers who serve our communities, it’s an important one. Thank you to those who respond to emergencies and protect us.”

The Legislative Council assigns summer study committee topics each year after the legislative session, and these committees meet and report their findings during the summer and fall months. 

House Bill 1193 can now be considered by the Senate. Visit iga.in.gov to learn more.

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State Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 90, serving portions of Marion County.

A high-resolution photo of Speedy can be found here.

 

PICTURED: State Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) presents his legislation urging the Legislative Council to task a summer study committee the topic of constructing an injured public safety officer monument to the House of Representatives on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Speedy’s legislation can now be considered by the Senate.