Republican Sen. John Bonacic called for a ban on lawmakers earning income from “active employment” other than their government jobs — a call that comes a day after former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was booted from office after he was found guilty of seven counts of corruption.

Bonacic has stated in the past he supports limiting the money lawmakers can make in the private sector, but it remains to be seen whether a drumbeat will grow at all for a “professional” Legislature that would ban private-sector employment in the wake of the Silver verdict.

Previously, lawmakers have suggested linking a professionalized Legislature to a boost in the base $79,500 salary, which hasn’t been increased since 1998 (Lawmakers earn more in some cases for committee chairmanships and leadership positions).

Silver was able to amass $4 million in legal fees that prosecutors claimed were actually bribes. He was convicted on Monday of fraud, extortion and money laundering charges.

“Every legislator was shocked to hear about the questionable practices of the former Speaker, and his accumulation of ill-gotten millions while in public office,” Bonacic said. “:All of his questionable conduct was also done in a very secretive way, and I am not surprised by the jury’s guilty verdict.”

Lawmakers in leadership positions in recent months have distanced themselves from their outside businesses following the arrests of both Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. Both men were listed “of counsel” at law firms though it was unclear what, exactly, they did to earn their pay.

Sen. Jeff Klein, the leader of the Independent Democratic Conference, ended his relationship with his law firm where he was partner, as did Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan.

“I believe that if we ban outside income from active employment for elected officials, and pay them a livable wage to raise their families, it will go a long way to cure the temptation of a few to engage in this type of bad behavior,” Bonacic said.