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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:09 AM

Pennsylvania public employees convicted of sex crimes could lose pensions

Legislation that would cost public officials and public employees their pension if they are convicted of committing a sexual offense involving a victim with whom they have a connection through their office or employment passed the state House of Representatives on Monday.

By a vote of 198-0, the House sent the bill to the state Senate for consideration.

State law currently limits pension forfeiture as it relates to sexual offenses including rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault to school employees who commit a sexual offense against a student.

This bill, sponsored by Rep. Wendi Thomas, R-Bucks County, widens that to make it apply to any public official or employee.

Read more: https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/pa-public-employees-convicted-of-sex-crimes-could-lose-pensions.html

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TexasTowelie Apr 2019 OP
mr_lebowski Apr 2019 #1
SHRED Apr 2019 #2
zipplewrath Apr 2019 #3
SHRED Apr 2019 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:11 AM

1. Bit of a slippery slope ... if you do this, then why not 'any crime'? (nt)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:16 AM

2. Bad idea

 

Guess who will take care of them when their pensions are taken away?
Plus, many public employees forgo SS in lieu of their pension so no SS for them.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:33 AM

3. Revenge

I tend to agree. Taking away pensions is basically just shifting these people onto other forms of public assistance. And really, it's just about revenge. As long as their pensions aren't directly the result of their crimes, this doesn't really serve the public and it's just about revenge.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:36 AM

4. Expensive revenge

 

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