Georgia amendment (2022) to suspend compensation for public officials indicted for a felony

In Politics by Michael Rae


This proposed amendment on Georgia’s November 2022 ballot would adjust the state constitution to allow for the suspension of certain public officials’ compensation while the individual is suspended from office for being indicted for a felony. An official who is reinstated to their previous position would receive all pay and benefits that were withheld.

Currently, a public official must be convicted before that suspension of the compensation would take place. This amendment would only apply to the following public positions: 

Any member of the General Assembly;Governor;Lieutenant Governor;Secretary of State;Attorney General;State School Superintendent;Commissioner of Insurance;Commissioner of Agriculture; orCommissioner of Labor

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