Pennsylvania Senate votes to update pension forfeiture law

Pennsylvania
pennsylvania_state_capitol_winter_large_1_708919

The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation to expand the list of crimes that strip public officials of their taxpayer-funded pensions.

Senate Bill 113 would require pension forfeiture if a public employee or official is found guilty, pleads guilty, or pleads no contest to any felony offense related to their employment.

Under current law, only about a dozen crimes automatically trigger pension forfeiture.

State Sen. John DiSanto (R-Dauphin/Perry) said his proposal would close a loophole that allows public officials to keep their pensions by pleading guilty to non-forfeiture crimes.

The legislation also requires courts to report criminal convictions to state pension boards.

DiSanto’s bill passed the Senate last session but did not get a final vote in the House.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Stories

More Top Stories

Latest Videos

Don't Miss