A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney:
McSweeney Pension Abuse Bill Now Law
Springfield, IL – Legislation State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) sponsored as a response to the Fox Lake scandal involving Lt. Charles Gliniewicz was signed into law on Friday.
House Bill 350, now Public Act 100-0334, prohibits someone from receiving public employee survivor pension benefits if they’re convicted of a felony involving the service of their spouse.
In order to withstand potential court challenges, the law applies prospectively.
“This law is a great step in stopping abuses of our pension system,” McSweeney said.
“We need to continue to look at ways to save taxpayers money.”
Senator Pam Althoff (R-McHenry) sponsored the bill in the Senate.
The law is effective immediately.