A Queens state senator wants to keep legislators from being able to collect a pension and salary at the same time.
Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) calls the double-dipping practice "disgraceful" and "highly unethical."
The Daily News reported on Monday how 18 current veteran state lawmakers have filed retirement papers in recent years after being re-elected so they could begin collecting their pensions while still serving.
Avella has a bill that would prohibit a lawmaker from collecting a pension while serving if that pension was earned from an elective public office.
"It would end once and for all this practice of double-dipping," he said. "You want to retire, retire."