Lock 'EM UP, DANNO
A bill just introduced by State Representative Sam Belsito, who operates a tuxedo store in Toland. Mr. Belsito is a Republican, proof, if any were needed, that Democrats have no monopoly of avarice, stupidity and poor governance. If the bill were directed at the legislators who've brought about the fiscal fiasco we're in, then fine: in fact, I'd support a law prohibiting those people from moving outside the state at all, with or without their pensions, to make them sit in the mess they created. But state employees were just doing what they're allowed to do: look after their self-interest. It's the legislators who allowed that pursuit to go unchecked all these decades, and it's the legislators who should pay.
Proposed Bill No. 5200
January Session, 2017
LCO No. 102
Referred to Committee on FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING
REP. BELSITO, 53rd Dist.
AN ACT IMPOSING A TRANSACTION AND FORWARDING FEE ON STATE PENSION BENEFIT INCOME OF NONRESIDENTS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
That the general statutes be amended to impose a thirty per cent transaction and forwarding fee on the state pension benefit income of any individual receiving a state pension who resides in another state.
Statement of Purpose:
To incentivize individuals receiving a state pension to remain in the state.