No, it's not a fix of the public pension system that's draining state resources and that's a big part of the still unresolved state budget.

But Philly Democratic Sen. Larry Farnese has a plan to fix a loophole in state law that allows child-sex offenders -- as it did for one famous one -- to get and keep getting pension payouts.

The legislation would prevent public officials and employees from collecting retirement pay if they are convicted or plead guilty to child-sex crimes that would land them on a Megan's Law list of sex offenders.

The proposal comes in the wake of a recent Commonwealth Court ruling that said jailed Jerry Sandusky is entitled to his $4,900-a month state pension pay because he either wasn't a Penn State employee at the time of his crimes or, in some cases, committed such crimes in his capacity of running his youth charity The Second Mile.

The ruling overturns action taken by the State Employees Retirement Board following Sandusky's 2012 conviction that stripped the former assistant football coach of his retirement benefits.

Farnese pushed similar legislation a few years back after the Daily News reported that  some former city employees convicted of sex crimes against children were receiving pensions since there's no specific provision in law to prevent them from doing so.

In a memo to Senate colleagues on his new effort, Farnese wrote that given the recent court ruling and Sandusky's "egregious crimes...I believe it's time to revisit this important issue."

The story in detail was reported earlier this week by the online news service Pennsylvania Independent. You can read the fuill story right here.

Farnese tells me his fix might be too late for the Sandusky case but, "My hope is to provide a resolution in future cases."