H.R.1613 - Congressional Pension Forfeiture Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
Summary: H.R.1613 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)
Introduced in House (05/14/1997)
Congressional Pension Forfeiture Act of 1997 - Amends Federal law to provide that any service as a Member of Congress of an individual convicted of one of specified offenses committed while a Member and directly related to the individual's service during the 106th Congress or later shall not be taken into account as creditable service for purposes of annuity or retirement provisions. Includes among such offenses: (1) bribery of public officials; (2) conspiracy to defraud the Government with respect to claims; (3) making or receiving expenditures to influence voting; (4) acting as an agent of a foreign principal; (5) frauds and swindles; and (6) tax evasion. Entitles such individual (or his or her beneficiary or estate, if applicable) to be paid so much of such individual's lump-sum credit as is attributable to such service. Prohibits: (1) the individual, while serving as a Member after the date of the conviction, from being eligible to participate in the Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employees Retirement System; and (2) interest from being computed on such lump-sum payment for the period after the conviction or commission of the violation, or after September 26, 1961, whichever is later.