INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 513 was signed into law. State Senator David Niezgodski (D-South Bend) drafted this bill in an effort to maximize relief to Indiana families in times of disasters. Sen. Niezgodski had the following comments on the law’s signing:

“I’m glad the legislature and the governor agreed that Hoosier victims of natural disasters needed additional support. This proposal doubles the maximum compensation amount to individuals for property damages from the Disaster Relief Fund from $5,000 to $10,000.

“The massive floods in recent years left many Indiana families devastated from the destruction that wrecked their homes. This is an important proposal that will help aid our Hoosier families when they need it most.”

SEA 513 goes into effect immediately.