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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 007 : THE PUBLIC MONIES

Subchapter 007 : Forfeiture of Public Employee Retirement Benefits

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 622)
  • § 622. Definitions

    As used in this subchapter:

    (1) "Contribution" shall have the same meaning as "accumulated contribution" set forth in 3 V.S.A. § 455(a)(1), 16 V.S.A. § 1931(1), and 24 V.S.A. § 5051(1), and shall include the sum of all amounts deducted from the compensation of a member of any defined contribution plan under 3 V.S.A. § 500 or 24 V.S.A. § 5070, and any earnings or losses on those contributions, and the sum of all amounts deducted from the compensation of a member of any other retirement plan of a municipality authorized under the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 401, and any earnings or losses on those contributions.

    (2) "Crime related to public office" means any of the following criminal offenses if the offense is a felony and is committed in connection with employment as a member:

    (A) any offense under 13 V.S.A. chapter 21;

    (B) false personation as defined in 13 V.S.A. § 2001;

    (C) false pretenses or tokens as defined in 13 V.S.A. § 2002;

    (D) grand larceny as defined in 13 V.S.A. § 2501;

    (E) person holding property in official capacity or belonging to the State or a municipality as defined in 13 V.S.A. § 2537;

    (F) false claim as defined in 13 V.S.A. § 3016;

    (G) a felony under the laws of the United States or any other state, including a territory, commonwealth, the District of Columbia, or military, federal, or tribal court, an element of which involves:

    (i) a larceny;

    (ii) an embezzlement;

    (iii) the fraudulent conversion of money, property, or other valuable things for personal or other use; or

    (iv) an intent to defraud; or

    (H) an attempt to commit, or aiding in the commission of, any offense listed in this subdivision (2).

    (3) "Member" shall have the same meaning as in 3 V.S.A. § 455(a)(11), 16 V.S.A. § 1931(10), and 24 V.S.A. § 5051(13), and shall include anyone participating in a defined contribution plan under 3 V.S.A. § 500 or 24 V.S.A. § 5070, and any other retirement plan of a municipality authorized under the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 401.

    (4) "Retirement benefits" shall have the same meaning as "pensions" as defined in 3 V.S.A. § 455(a)(14), 16 V.S.A. § 1931(12), and 24 V.S.A. § 5051(16), and shall also mean benefits derived from employer contributions to defined contribution plans under 3 V.S.A. § 500 or 24 V.S.A. § 5070, and benefits derived from employer contributions to any other retirement plan of a municipality authorized under the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 401. (Added 2013, No. 2, § 1.)