House Bill (H)

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Disciplinary process for firefighters. Establishes minimum rights for a full-time, paid, nonprobationary member of a fire department to be represented in a meeting at which the chief of the fire department (chief) notifies the firefighter: (1) of the firefighter's termination or demotion with cause; or (2) that the chief is recommending the firefighter's termination or demotion with cause to the safety board. Provides that the firefighter's meeting with the chief concerning the firefighter's termination or demotion with cause may not proceed until the firefighter is provided at least 72 hours to obtain the requested representation. Excludes from these provisions: (1) Disciplinary process for firefighters. Establishes minimum rights for a full-time, paid, nonprobationary member of a fire department to be represented in a meeting at which the chief of the fire department (chief) notifies the firefighter: (1) of the firefighter's termination or demotion with cause; or (2) that the chief is recommending the firefighter's termination or demotion with cause to the safety board. Provides that the firefighter's meeting with the chief concerning the firefighter's termination or demotion with cause may not proceed until the firefighter is provided at least 72 hours to obtain the requested representation. Excludes from these provisions: (1) a member of the fire department who holds an upper level policy making position; (2) a member of the fire department who holds a position in the fire department: (A) that is not an upper level policy making position; and (B) to which the member was appointed by the chief; and (3) a fire department with a merit system established under IC~36-8-3.5. ... View more