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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to finance|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to finance|
senate Bill S1075
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S1075 - Details
S1075 - Summary
Provides that a member shall forfeit his or her retirement rights and benefits if he or she is convicted of or pleads to certain crimes related to public employment.
S1075 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1075 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to forfeiture of pension rights or retirement benefits upon conviction of certain crimes related to public employment PURPOSE: To establish a procedure whereby public misconduct by a public employee may disqualify him or her from all or part of their pension benefits. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend the Retirement and Social Security Law to establish procedures to be followed in order for a public employee convicted of misconduct to forfeit their pension. JUSTIFICATION: New York State presently has no policy mandating the forfeiture of pension benefits by a public official who has been convicted of a crime. No matter how serious the offense or how grossly an official
S1075 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1075 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to forfeiture of pension rights or retirement benefits upon conviction of certain crimes related to public employment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The retirement and social security law is amended by adding a new article 3-B to read as follows: ARTICLE 3-B PENSION FORFEITURE FOR PUBLIC MISCONDUCT ACT SECTION 156. SHORT TITLE. 157. DEFINITIONS. 158. PENSION FORFEITURE. 159. MISCELLANEOUS. S 156. SHORT TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE "PENSION FORFEITURE FOR PUBLIC MISCONDUCT ACT". S 157. DEFINITIONS. THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND PHRASES, AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS, UNLESS A DIFFERENT MEANING IS PLAINLY REQUIRED BY THE CONTEXT: 1. "DEFENDANT" SHALL MEAN A PERSON AGAINST WHOM A FORFEITURE ACTION IS COMMENCED. 2. "COVERED CRIME" SHALL MEAN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (A) ANY FELONY OFFENSE SET FORTH IN THE PENAL LAW; (B) ANY CRIME DEFINED IN TITLE L OF THE PENAL LAW; (C) AN ATTEMPT, CONSPIRACY, OR SOLICITATION OF ANOTHER TO COMMIT ANY FELONY OFFENSE SET FORTH IN THE PENAL LAW; (D) AN ATTEMPT, CONSPIRACY, OR SOLICITATION OF ANOTHER TO COMMIT ANY CRIME DEFINED IN TITLE L OF THE PENAL LAW; (E) ANY OTHER CRIME DEFINED BY THE LAWS OF THIS STATE, A NECESSARY ELEMENT OF WHICH, AS DETERMINED BY STATUTORY OR COMMON LAW DEFINITION OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05392-01-1
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