Bill to expand public pension forfeiture law on way to Wolf

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 20, 2019 2:09 PM

The state Capitol building in Harrisburg. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Harrisburg) -- Legislation to toughen Pennsylvania's public-sector pension forfeiture law is on its way to the governor, who says he'll sign it.

The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday for a bill that applies the forfeiture law to state and federal felonies and other crimes that could result in at least five years behind bars.

It will also trigger forfeiture when a defendant pleads guilty or no contest, or is found guilty by a judge or jury.

Current law imposes pension forfeiture when a defendant is sentenced.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he supports the proposal.

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