Q Does Senate Bill 2547, which amends Section 25-1-113, requires certain entities to terminate persons who were employed prior to July 1, 2014?

A Section 25-1-113, as amended by SB 2547, requires that covered entities (“the state and any county, municipality or any other political subdivision”) not hire future employees and terminate existing employees “who have been convicted or pled guilty in any court of this state, another state, or in federal court of any felony in which public funds were unlawfully taken, obtained or misappropriated in the abuse or misuse of the person’s office or employment or money coming into the person’s hands by virtue of the person’s office or employment.” (Attorney General’s Opinion to Pickering, July 11, 2014)