Tougher Pension Forfeiture Law Advances

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The state Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to strengthen the state’s pension forfeiture law to strip taxpayer-funded pensions from public employees and officials who commit job-related felonies.


By a 50-0 vote, the Senate approved the bill, sponsored by Sen. John DiSanto, R-Dauphin County, that closes a loophole that allowed convicted former state Sen. Robert Mellow to have his $245,000 a year pension restored despite pleading guilty and serving prison time on federal conspiracy charges – which currently is regarded as a non-pension forfeiture crime.

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