The Senate adopted on Tuesday the draft law concerning special pensions for mayors, deputy mayors, county council chairmen and county council deputy chairmen. The draft law was adopted with 101 votes in favour, 6 abstentions and 1 vote against.
Thus, local officials will receive special pensions after serving a full term in office. Special pensions will not be offered to those who are convicted, through a final executory sentence, for crimes committed while being in office. The special pension for local officials and the special pension for lawmakers cannot be cumulated. This law will come into force in January 2017 and the money for the pensions will come from local budgets. The Senate was the decisive Chamber.