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S 0333 - Requires public officials who plead guilty while in office to serve jail time

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Katrina Shealy (R)
Last Action: 1/13/2015 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires any public official who pleads guilty or no contest to a felony committed while in office to serve a percentage of the jail penalty, or one year, whichever is greater.

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S 0333 General Bill, By Shealy
Summary: Public official convicted of a crime
    A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS, TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PUBLIC OFFICIAL WHO PLEADS GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDERE TO A FELONY COMMITTED WHILE IN OFFICE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SERVE A PERCENTAGE OF THE JAIL PENALTY, OR ONE YEAR, WHICHEVER IS GREATER, AND THIRTY DAYS OR A PERCENTAGE OF THE JAIL PENALTY, WHICHEVER IS GREATER, FOR A MISDEMEANOR, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A CONVICTION, GUILTY PLEA, OR NOLO CONTENDERE PLEA TO A FELONY COMMITTED WHILE SERVING AS A PUBLIC OFFICIAL SHALL RESULT IN THE FORFEITURE OF ALL RIGHTS AND BENEFITS UNDER AND MEMBERSHIP IN THE PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEM IN WHICH HE PARTICIPATES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A CONVICTION, GUILTY PLEA, OR NOLO CONTENDERE PLEA TO A MISDEMEANOR COMMITTED WHILE SERVING AS A PUBLIC OFFICIAL SHALL RESULT IN THE FORFEITURE FROM HIS STATE RETIREMENT ACCOUNT AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE HIGHEST, SINGLE YEAR CONTRIBUTION MADE BY THE PUBLIC OFFICIAL TO THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
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01/13/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 188)
01/13/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 188)



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