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.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7173 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY May 3, 2013 ___________Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Governmental Operations 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 Senate concur), That section 7 of article 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 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. S 2. RESOLVED (if the Senate 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. LBD89019-01-3