CHAPTER 403

PENSION BENEFITS

STATE EMPLOYEES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 104 OF VOLUME 45, LAWS OF DELAWARE, 1944-45, ENTITLED "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF PENSION BENEFITS TO CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEES, FIXING AGES OF RETIREMENT, ESTABLISHING BENEFITS PAYABLE AND THE SOURCE OF PAYMENT THEREOF, PROVIDING FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PENSIONS AND THE PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED WITH RESPECT THERETO, PROVIDING THAT PENSION BENEFITS SHALL BE FREE OF ATTACHMENT AND NON-ASSIGNABLE, AND ALSO PROVIDING FOR THE REDUCTION OF BENEFITS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS," AS AMENDED, PROVIDING THAT AFTER THREE YEARS OF SERVICE, UPON RETURN TO SAID OR SIMILAR EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE TERM OF ONE YEAR THEREAFTER, THE FULL TERM OF EMPLOYMENT SHALL BE CONSIDERED "COVERED EMPLOYMENT."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Section 3 of Chapter 104 of Volume 45, Laws of Delaware, 1944-45, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out the period at the end of the second paragraph of Section 3 thereof, inserting a semi-colon and adding the following:

"Provided that an employee who has been continuously employed for a period of at least three years shall, for a period not exceeding one year after the termination of such employment, upon his or her return to such or similar employment in this State, receive credit for the full term as "covered employment."