AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE RECEIPT OF BENEFITS FROM THE CONSOLIDATED JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR JUDGES WHO HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED AND CONVICTED OR REMOVED FROM OFFICE; TO AMEND FELONY FORFEITURE STATUTES; TO CLARIFY ANTI-PENSION-SPIKING CONTRIBUTION-BASED BENEFIT CAP; AND TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FROM RULE MAKING; TO MAKE OTHER TECHNICAL AND SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES TO LAW RELATING TO THE STATE TREASURER, TO THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM, TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM LAWS, TO THE STATE HEALTH PLAN FOR TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES, AND RELATED STATUTES; AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION TO THE STATUTES THAT INDICATE THE YEAR IN OR AFTER WHICH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM MAY RETIRE AFTER ACHIEVING TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF CREDITABLE SERVICE SO THAT THE YEAR IN THE STATUTE AND THE YEAR THE SESSION LAW BECOMES EFFECTIVE ARE IN AGREEMENT.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Clarifies that the proposed prohibition in GS 135-75.1B from the payment of any retirement benefits or allowances, except for a return of member contributions plus interest, to any judge applies only after impeachment and conviction (previous edition only stated impeachment) for reasons other than a physical or mental incapacity interfering with the performance of the judge's duties.
Additionally amends GS 7A-376(b) to make conforming changes to except the return of member contributions plus interest from the prohibition from the payment of any retirement compensation to a judge who is removed by the Supreme Court for willful misconduct in office, willful and persistent failure to perform the judge's duties, habitual intemperance, conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, or conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice that brings the judicial office into disrepute.
Makes conforming changes to the long title.