A bill filed in the Texas House would prohibit state elected officials from "double-dipping," or officially retiring to collect their pensions while still drawing a salary.
Gov. Rick Perry caused a stir in 2011 when financial disclosures he filed while running for president revealed he was collecting his $133,000 state salary and a $92,000 pension simultaneously.
Perry, 62, counted his five years in the Air Force and more than 20 years in public service in Texas.
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Other state officials, including members of the Legislature, can also do so. But many remain anonymous since state law doesn't require them to divulge it.
Filed by Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, the bill would ban double-dipping by future state officials -- but not outlaw the practice for those already engaging in it.