(a) Any public official or state or municipal employee whose pension is revoked pursuant to § 1-110a shall be entitled to a return of his or her contribution paid into the relevant pension fund, without interest.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 1-110b
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
- Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
- Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, no payments in return of contributions shall be made or ordered unless and until the Superior Court determines that the public official or state or municipal employee whose pension has been revoked pursuant to § 1-110a has satisfied in full any judgments or orders rendered by any court of competent jurisdiction for the payment of restitution to the state or a municipality for losses incurred as a result of the crime related to state or municipal office. If the Superior Court determines that the public official or state or municipal employee whose pension has been revoked under § 1-110a has failed to satisfy any outstanding judgment or order of restitution rendered by any court of competent jurisdiction, it may order that any funds otherwise due to such public official or state or municipal employee as a return of contribution, or any portion thereof, be paid in satisfaction of the judgment or order.
(c) No provision of § 1-110a or this section shall be construed to prohibit or limit any payment made pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order issued prior to any such conviction or plea by: (1) Any public official or state or municipal employee who is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to any crime related to state or municipal office; or (2) any state or municipal agency responsible for the administration of such payment on behalf of such public official or state or municipal employee.
(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of § 1-110a, no pension shall be reduced or revoked if the Internal Revenue Service determines that such reduction or revocation will negatively affect or invalidate the status of the state’s government retirement plans or a municipality’s government retirement plans under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended.