Finance Committee to Consider Pension Forfeiture Measure

The Senate Finance Committee will hold its first meeting of the 2019-20 Legislative Session on Tuesday, January 29, to consider a measure that would require the forfeiture of pension benefits for public employees who are convicted or plead guilty or no contest to any job-related felony offense, according to Committee Chairman Senator Scott Hutchinson.

The meeting is set for 10:30 a.m. in Room 8E-A in the East Wing of the State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg, to consider Senate Bill 113, a measure introduced by Senator John DiSanto. The legislation closes a loophole that allowed convicted former state Sen. Robert Mellow to have his $245,000 a year pension restored despite a guilty plea and serving prison time on federal conspiracy charges–which currently is regarded as a non-pension forfeiture crime. 

The hearing will be streamed live at: https://finance.pasenategop.com/.

 

Contact:           Justin Leventry           (717) 787-9684           jleventry@pasen.gov