Sec. 1. (a) As used in this section, “supervisor” has the meaning set forth in IC 4-15-10-1.
    (b) As used in this section, “violation” means:
        (1) a violation of a federal law or regulation;
        (2) a violation of a state law or rule;
        (3) a violation of an ordinance of a political subdivision (as defined in IC 36-1-2-13); or
        (4) the misuse of public resources.
    (c) A state supervisor who knowingly or intentionally:
        (1) dismisses from employment;
        (2) withholds a salary increase or employment related benefit of;
        (3) transfers or reassigns;
        (4) denies a promotion that would have been received by; or
        (5) demotes;
a state employee in retaliation for the state employee reporting in writing the existence of a violation commits retaliation for reporting a violation, a Class A misdemeanor.
As added by P.L.126-2012, SEC.55.