senate Bill S6326

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides that any state officer or local officer convicted of a felony involving breach of public trust be subject to forfeiture of pension benefits

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 06, 2016 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 14, 2016 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary

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S6326 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 5 ยง7, Constn

S6326 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that any state officer or local officer convicted of a felony involving breach of public trust be subject to forfeiture of pension rights or retirement benefits.

S6326 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6326 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6326

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  CROCI  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 7 of article 5 of the constitution, in
  relation to forfeiture of pension rights or retirement  benefits  upon
  conviction of a felony related to public employment

  Section  1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 7 of arti-
cle 5 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S 7. After July first,  nineteen  hundred  forty,  membership  in  any
pension or retirement system of the state or of a civil division thereof
shall  be a contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be
diminished or impaired. ANY STATE OFFICER  OR  LOCAL  OFFICER,  AS  SUCH
TERMS  ARE  DEFINED  IN  SECTION TWO OF THE  PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, WHO IS
CONVICTED OF A FELONY INVOLVING BREACH  OF  PUBLIC  TRUST  SHALL,  AFTER
FINAL  APPEAL,  BE SUBJECT TO FORFEITURE OF RIGHTS OR PRIVILEGES UNDER A
PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEM OR PENSION  PLAN  IN  SUCH  MANNER  AS  MAY  BE
PROVIDED  BY  LAW;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SENTENCE
SHALL NOT PRECLUDE ANY STATE OR LOCAL OFFICER FROM RECEIVING A REFUND OF
ANY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY SUCH OFFICER TO A PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEM  OR
PENSION PLAN.
  S  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89111-01-5

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