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2022 Legislative Summary

The 2022 Indiana General Assembly approved three INPRS-related legislative changes. Below is a brief summary of the legislation. You may e-mail inquiries to or call (844) GO-INPRS for more information. These laws are effective on July 1, 2022, unless otherwise noted.

SEA 78—Transfers from PERF to 1977 Pension and Disability Fund

Provides that, after July 1, 2022, if the INPRS board of trustees determines that a new police officer or firefighter in PERF should be a member of the 1977 fund, the board will require the employer to:

  • Transfer the member into the 1977 fund, and
  • Contribute the amount that the board determines is necessary to fund fully the member's service credit in the 1977 fund for all service earned as a police officer or firefighter in PERF.

Provides that a police officer or firefighter is a member of the 1977 fund without meeting the age limitations under certain circumstances:

  • They are an active member of the 1977 fund with an employer that participates in the 1977 fund,
  • They separate from that employer and, more than 180 days after the date of the separation, become employed as a full-time police officer or firefighter with the same or a second employer that participates in the 1977 fund,
  • Provided that the member can accrue 20 years of service credit in the 1977 fund by the time the police officer or firefighter becomes 60 years of age; and
  • That a police officer or firefighter who participates in the 1977 fund must pass the baseline statewide physical and mental examination.

SEA 186—Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and PERF membership

Establishes the Indiana State Park Inns Authority as a body corporate and politic for DNR's operation, management, and administration of inns and associated facilities, although the authority is designated as separate from the state. Eligible employees of state inns will become members of PERF.

HEA 1174—Special Death Benefit qualifications for coroners and deputy coroners

Adds county coroners and deputy coroners to the list of first responders who may qualify for the special death benefit for public safety officers.

Every attempt has been made to verify that the information in this publication is correct and up-to-date. Published content does not constitute legal advice. If a conflict arises between information contained in this publication and the law, the applicable law shall apply.

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