2021 Georgia Code
Title 47 - Retirement and Pensions
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
Article 2 - Restrictions and Prohibitions on Membership in Public Retirement or Pension Systems


Forfeiture of benefits by employees convicted of crime.

- General Assembly has the authority to enact a statute which proposes the forfeiture of earned retirement benefits of future public employees due to the conviction of a crime; however, an amendment to the Georgia Constitution proposing such a forfeiture by employees who are currently by law vested with rights under the public retirement system would, in all probability, be unconstitutional under the federal Impairment Clause contained in U.S. Const., Art. I, Sec. 10. 1985 Op. Att'y Gen. No. U85-3.


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 60 Am. Jur. 2d, Pensions and Retirement Funds, §§ 37, 39.


- 67 C.J.S., Officers and Public Employees, § 316 et seq.

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