145.572 Forfeiture of retirement benefits under RC 2929.192.

(A)

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the following shall be subject to a forfeiture ordered under division (A) or (B) of section 2929.192 of the Revised Code:

(a) The right of a member to receive any payment under a pension, annuity, allowance, or other type of benefit under this chapter, other than a payment of the accumulated contributions standing to the person's credit under this chapter;

(b) The right of a contributor to receive a benefit under division (B) of section 145.384 of the Revised Code, other than a payment of the person's contributions made under section 145.38 or 145.383 of the Revised Code.

(2) The public employees retirement system shall comply with a forfeiture order issued under division (A) or (B) of section 2929.192 of the Revised Code at the time the member or contributor applies for payment of the person's accumulated contributions. Upon payment of the person's contributions and cancellation of any corresponding service credit, a person who is subject to the forfeiture order described in this division may not restore any canceled service credit under this chapter or the provisions of Chapter 742., 3305., 3307., 3309., or 5505. of the Revised Code.

(B) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, if the system receives notice pursuant to section 2901.43 of the Revised Code that a person who has accumulated contributions standing to the person's credit pursuant to this chapter is charged with any offense or violation listed or described in divisions (D)(1) to (3) of section 2929.192 of the Revised Code that is a felony in the circumstances specified in the particular division, all of the following apply:

(1) No payment of those accumulated contributions or of any other amount or amounts to be paid to a person who is a contributor under this chapter upon the person's withdrawal of contributions pursuant to this chapter shall be made prior to whichever of the following is applicable:

(a) If the person is convicted of or pleads guilty to the charge and forfeiture is ordered under division (A) or (B) of section 2929.192 of the Revised Code, the day on which the system receives from the court a copy of the journal entry of the offender's sentence under that section;

(b) If the charge against the person is dismissed, the person is found not guilty of the charge, or the person is found not guilty by reason of insanity of the charge, the day on which the system receives notice of the final disposition of the charge.

(2) The system shall not process any application for payment under this chapter from the person prior to the final disposition of the charge.

Cite as R.C. § 145.572

History. Effective Date: 2008 SB3 05-13-2008