2014 Code of Alabama
Title 36 - PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.
Chapter 27D - PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS.
Section 36-27D-1 - Forfeiture or suspension of retirement benefits; refunds; liability.
(a) On and after May 15, 2012, any person who is an active or inactive member of the Employees' Retirement System, the Teachers' Retirement System, or the Judicial Retirement Fund who has an accrued benefit shall forfeit retirement benefits upon a guilty plea, a plea of no contest, or a final conviction of a felony offense if that offense is related to or arises out of, or in connection with, his or her service in that public position, as declared by the presiding judge of the court in a United States federal court, an Alabama court, or the court of any other state of the United States, and the person shall be entitled to a refund of his or her retirement contributions and applicable interest.
(b) A retired member receiving benefits, upon such a plea or conviction, shall have his or her retirement benefit suspended. In the event a retired member receiving benefits has not received retirement benefits exceeding the amount of his or her contributions and interest, he or she shall receive a refund of his or her remaining contributions and interest.
(c) Officers and employees of the Employees' Retirement System, the Teachers' Retirement System, and the Judicial Retirement Fund are immune from any civil or criminal liability for any action taken pursuant to this section.(Act 2012-412, p. 1122, §§1, 2.)
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