1Amending the act of July 8, 1978 (P.L.752, No.140), entitled "An
2act providing for the forfeiture of the pensions of certain
3public employees and authorizing the State or political
4subdivision to garnish the pension benefits of certain public
5officers and employees upon conviction of certain criminal
6activity related to their office or position of employment,"
7extending the coverage of the act.

8The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
9hereby enacts as follows:

10Section 1. The definition of "crimes related to public
11office or public employment" in section 2 of the act of July 8,
121978 (P.L.752, No.140), known as the Public Employee Pension
13Forfeiture Act, amended July 15, 2004 (P.L.733, No.86), is
14amended to read:

15Section 2. Definitions.

16The following words and phrases when used in this act shall
17have, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the
18meanings given to them in this section:

19"Crimes related to public office or public employment." As 

1(1) Any of the criminal offenses as set forth in the
2following provisions of Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the
3Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes or other enumerated
4statute when committed by a public official or public
5employee through his public office or position or when his
6public employment places him in a position to commit the

8Any of the criminal offenses set forth in Subchapter B of
9Chapter 31 (relating to definition of offenses) when the
10criminal offense is committed by a school employee as defined
11in 24 Pa.C.S. § 8102 (relating to definitions) against a

13Section 3922 (relating to theft by deception) when the
14criminal culpability reaches the level of a misdemeanor of
15the first degree or higher.

16Section 3923 (relating to theft by extortion) when the
17criminal culpability reaches the level of a misdemeanor of
18the first degree or higher.

19Section 3926 (relating to theft of services) when the
20criminal culpability reaches the level of a misdemeanor of
21the first degree or higher.

22Section 3927 (relating to theft by failure to make
23required disposition of funds received) when the criminal
24culpability reaches the level of a misdemeanor of the first
25degree or higher.

26Section 4101 (relating to forgery).

27Section 4104 (relating to tampering with records or

29Section 4113 (relating to misapplication of entrusted
30property and property of government or financial

1institutions) when the criminal culpability reaches the level
2of misdemeanor of the second degree.

3Section 4701 (relating to bribery in official and
4political matters).

5Section 4702 (relating to threats and other improper
6influence in official and political matters).

7Section 4902 (relating to perjury).

8Section 4903(a) (relating to false swearing).

9Section 4904 (relating to unsworn falsification to

11Section 4906 (relating to false reports to law
12enforcement authorities).

13Section 4909 (relating to witness or informant taking

15Section 4910 (relating to tampering with or fabricating
16physical evidence).

17Section 4911 (relating to tampering with public records
18or information).

19Section 4952 (relating to intimidation of witnesses or

21Section 4953 (relating to retaliation against witness,
22victim or party).

23Section 5101 (relating to obstructing administration of
24law or other governmental function).

25Section 5301 (relating to official oppression).

26Section 5302 (relating to speculating or wagering on
27official action or information).

28Article III of the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2),
29known as the "Tax Reform Code of 1971."

30In addition to the foregoing specific crimes, the term

1also includes all criminal offenses as set forth in Federal
2law substantially the same as the crimes enumerated herein.

3(2) Any offense that requires registration under 42
4Pa.C.S. § 9795.1 (relating to registration) when committed by
5a public official or public employee.

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7Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.