State Pension Forfeiture Laws

 

Click a state or refer to the table below to view states' pension forfeiture laws. Information is current as of May 2012.

 
NOTE: Zoom out to view Alaska and Hawaii information
Pension Forfeiture Laws
 
State has law
 
No law

State Code Description
Alabama SB 213 Pensions of public employees and officials can be revoked for conviction of felony related to public duties.
Alaska AS 37.10.310 Pensions of public officers, legislators and legislative directors can be revoked if convicted of any crime in connection with official duties; may award forfeited pension to a spouse, dependent, or former spouse.
Arizona 13-713 Pensions of public employees and officials can be revoked for conviction of any felony related to official duties.
California AB 1044, Chapter 322, Statutes of 2005 Pensions of elected public officials can be revoked for conviction of any felony relating to official duties.
Connecticut Chapter 11a Sec. 1-110 Pensions of public officials and employees can be revoked for conviction of any crime relating to official duties.
Florida FRS 112.3173. Pensions of public officials and employees can be revoked for conviction of any felony involving a "breach of public trust."
Georgia 47-1-21 Pensions can be revoked for public employees and officials convicted of any crime related to official duties.
Illinois ILCS 40 5/2-156 Pensions of public employees and officials can be revoked for conviction of any felony related to official duties. Trustees of individual pension fund make final decision after conviction.
Kentucky KS161.470 Pensions of public employees and officials can be revoked for conviction of any felony related to official duties.
Maine Sec. 12 MRSA 17062 Pension of public employees and officials can be revoked for conviction of crime related to official duties.
Maryland Joint Resolution 4 of 2010 Pensions of state legislators can be revoked for conviction of any felony committed while in office or a misdemeanor related to a member's official duties and responsibilities.
Massachusetts Title IV, Chapter 32, Section 15 Pensions of plan members can be revoked for conviction of any criminal offense related to official duties.
Michigan MCL 800.401; MCL 38.2701 Pensions can be withheld to pay for cost of incarceration. Court may withhold pensions of employees convicted of any felony arising from official duties.
Missouri 104.1084.8 Pensions of state legislators or statewide elected officials can be revoked for conviction of any felony related to official duties.
New Jersey 43:1-3.1 Pensions of public officials and employees can be revoked for conviction of any crime related to their public service.
New York Article 3-B of Retirement and Social Security Law Pensions of certain public officials and employees can be revoked for conviction of certain felonies related to public service.
North Carolina 135-18.10 Pensions of public employees and officials can be revoked for conviction of specific list of felonies.
Ohio 2929.192 Pensions of public officials and employees can be revoked for conviction of specific list of felonies during time of public service.
Oklahoma 51-24.1 Pensions of public officials and employees can be revoked for conviction of any felony during time of public service.
Pennsylvania Act 140 Pensions for public officials and employees can be revoked for conviction of specific list of crimes.
Rhode Island 36-10.1-3 Pensions of public officials or employees can be revoked for conviction of any crime related to official duties.
South Dakota 20:16:15:28 Administrative rule dictates pension must be forfeited if member is convicted of any crime involving embezzlement for pension commission funds or property.
Tennessee 8-35-124 Pensions of public employees can be revoked if convicted of any crime related to official duties in either state or federal court.
Virginia 51.1-124.13 Pensions of public officials can be revoked for conviction of any felony in association with the performance of public duties.
West Virginia 5-10-A-1 Pensions of public officials or employees can be revoked if service is deemed "less than honorable."

More from Other