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Term limits for legislators and Pension forfeiture is signed into law

Written by Merideth Bucher, Producer | Apr 2, 2019 4:18 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk, Tuesday, April 2, 2019:

Public employees have been put on notice. If they are convicted of a job-related felony, they will no longer receive a public pension.  

Significant updates to the Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act were signed into law by Governor Wolf in March. The updated law is more expansive. 

In the past, convicted employees could circumvent the law by pleading guilty or no contest to felonies that were not listed in the original bill. Act 1 of 2019 expands the list of crimes and includes all felonies.  

Appearing on Smart Talk to discuss the Law's expansion is state Senator John DiSanto, the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 113.  DiSanto is a Republican representing Perry County and part of Dauphin County.  

Also, members of the Pennsylvania legislature have introduced a proposal to amend the Constitution to authorize term limits.  

The term limit amendment would essentially limit service to twelve consecutive years in each chamber.  

Joining Smart Talk to discuss details of the proposal is state Representative Andrew Lewis. Lewis is a primary sponsor of the bill and is a Republican, serving Dauphin County (Part).  

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Rep. Andrew Lewis

 

 

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Senator John DiSanto

 

 

 

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