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    Garbarino And Colleagues Pass Legislation To Strip Corrupt Public Officials Of Taxpayer-Funded Pensions
    February 12, 2017 5:04 pm  
    Garbarino And Colleagues Pass Legislation To Strip Corrupt Public Officials Of Taxpayer-Funded Pensions

    Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino (R,C,I,Ref-Sayville) helped pass the Public Pension Forfeiture Bill, which calls for a public referendum to amend the state constitution to allow for publicly-funded pensions to be stripped from public officials who violate corruption laws.

    This is the second passage of the legislation in the Assembly. For the referendum to take place, the bill needs to pass the Senate.

    “We must pass pension forfeiture now, so New Yorkers can finally weigh in on this referendum to allow pensions to be stripped from corrupt public officials,” said Garbarino. “It’s pretty simple; those who violate the public’s trust should not be able to retire on the public’s dime. This is one of the ways to create real consequences for public corruption.”

    Garbarino is also a sponsor and advocate for other reform measures such as the Public Officers Accountability Act, legislation that would create some of the toughest ethics laws in the country if passed. The bill includes term limits for legislative leaders and committee chairs, campaign finance reforms, and tougher laws for corrupt officials. Additionally, he’s sponsored the Truth in Spending Bill, which creates stricter controls and reporting on state spending to help curb corrupt uses of state funds.

    Contact:   Bernadette VanDeinse | 518-455-5313 | vandeinseb@nyassembly.gov

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