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Senator Ford Authors Bill for Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Pension Fund

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 3, 2018) – State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) announced he has authored a bill that would reduce the age from 52 to 50 at which a member of the 1977 Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Pension and Disability Fund is eligible to receive full retirement benefits.

Senate Bill 75 would increase the amount a Fund member would receive for each six months of active service over 20 years. It would also reduce the maximum number of service years that may be used to compute a retirement benefit for a 1977 Fund member from 32 years to 28 years.

“Our police officers and firefighters protect Hoosier lives and property, and we are truly thankful for them,” Ford said. “I look forward to working with my fellow lawmakers this session to ensure officers, firefighters and their families are supported.”

The 1977 Fund was established for eligible public safety officers and their survivors. The Fund pays pension, disability and survivor benefits.

SB 75 will now be assigned to a Senate committee where it may receive a hearing.

Click here for more information on Ford’s legislation.


A high-resolution photo of State Sen. Jon Ford is available by clicking here.

Contact: Lauren Beatty, Press Secretary