- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 37. Public Finance
- Chapter 10. Public Funds
- Section 310. Pension Forfeiture by Public Officers Convicted of Crimes Involving Corruption.
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AS 37.10.310. Pension Forfeiture by Public Officers Convicted of Crimes Involving Corruption.
- (a) A public officer, as defined in AS 39.52.960 , a legislator, or a person employed as a legislative director,
as that term is defined in AS 24.60.990 , who is convicted of a federal or state felony offense of
bribery, receiving a bribe, perjury, subornation of perjury, scheme to defraud, fraud, mail fraud, misuse of funds, corruption, or tax
evasion may not receive a state pension benefit if the offense was committed on or after July 10, 2007 and was in connection with the
person's official duties.
- (b) Pension benefits and employee contributions that accrue to a person before the date of the person's commission
of the offense described in (a) of this section are not diminished or impaired by that subsection.
- (c) A state pension benefit under (a) of this section does not include
- (1) insurance, voluntary wage reductions, involuntary wage reductions, or supplemental or health benefits under AS 39.30.090 - 39.30.495 or former AS 39.37.145 ;
- (2) member or employee contributions under AS 14.25.050 , 14.25.055, 14.25.075, 14.25.340, 14.25.360(a), AS 22.25.011 , AS 39.35.160 , 39.35.165(f), 39.35.180, 39.35.730, 39.35.760(a), or former AS 39.37.070.
- (d) In a pension forfeiture matter under this section, the board may award to a spouse, dependent, or former
spouse of the person governed by the limitations in (a) of this section some or all of the amount that, but for the forfeiture under
(a) of this section, may otherwise be payable. In determining whether to make an award under this subsection, the board shall consider
the totality of circumstances, including
- (1) the role, if any, of the person's spouse, dependent, or former spouse in connection with the illegal
conduct for which the person was convicted; and
- (2) the degree of knowledge, if any, possessed by the person's spouse, dependent, or former spouse in
connection with the illegal conduct for which the person was convicted.
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