PA House Passes Pension Forfeiture Law

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – State employees convicted of any felony could lose their taxpayer-funded pensions under legislation passed by the state House of Representatives.

House Bill 939, approved Monday by a vote of 190-1, mandates pension forfeiture for any felony or crime punishable by five years or more.

Under current law, there are about a dozen specific crimes that automatically trigger pension forfeiture. State employees can save their pensions by pleading guilty to lesser or different crimes.

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