AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 158, VOLUME 36, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF 'THE TOWN OF DOVER' TO 'THE CITY OF DOVER' AND ESTABLISHING A CHARTER THEREFOR", BY AUTHORIZING THE SAID "THE CITY OF DOVER" TO ESTABLISH AND PROVIDE A SYSTEM OF PENSIONS, DEATH BENEFITS AND LIFE, ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE SAID "THE CITY OF DOVER".
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of the members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. That Chapter 158, Volume 36, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by adding a new paragraph at the end of Section 3 of said Chapter 158, Volume 36, Laws of Delaware, as amended, reading as follows:
The City of Dover is hereby authorized, empowered and permitted to establish a system of pensions or benefits through group insurance or otherwise as may be found proper and necessary, providing for life, accident, health, hospitalization and death benefits, or any or either of them, for the regular employees of the said "The City of Dover". The said "The City. of Dover" is hereby authorized, empowered and permitted to enter into an agreement or agreements with one or more insurance companies to provide a group insurance plan or plans, as may be required or proper to carry out such system of pensions or benefits. The election to exercise such authority on the part of the City shall be evidenced by an ordinance or resolution duly adopted by the Council of The City of Dover as other ordinances or resolutions are adopted, and the same shall be recorded in the official minutes of the said Council. Such ordinance or resolution shall provide for and establish a fund for the payment of the costs of such pension system or benefits by making appropriations out of the Treasury of the said "The City of Dover", or by requiring contributions payable from time to time by the employees included in such plan or plans, or by a combination of both, or by any other method not prohibited by law. The participation in any plan adopted shall be entirely voluntary on the part of any employee at all times. All payments and benefits paid and allowed under any plan authorized by this Act shall be in addition to and in no manner in lieu of the provisions of the Delaware Workmen's Compensation Act.
Approved April 10, 1947.