CHAPTER 348

PROVIDING ADDITIONAL PENSION BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS OF FIRE AND POLICE BUREAUS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 118, VOLUME 33, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A FIREMEN'S PENSION FUND FOR MEM, BERS OF THE BUREAU OF FIRE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON" BY PROVIDING ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR TOTAL OR PARTIAL DISABILITY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of each Branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. That Chapter 118, Volume 33, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding a new paragraph thereto as follows:

Notwithstanding the provisions of this Act or of any general or special law to the contrary, any condition or impairment of health caused by tuberculosis or heart disease, resulting in total or partial disability of any member of the Fire Department of the Department of Public Safety of the Mayor and Council of Wilmington who successfully passes a physical examination on entry into such service, which examination failed to reveal any evidence of such condition, shall be presumed to have suffered or incurred such ailments in the line of duty, unless the contrary be shown by competent evidence. Any disability as specified in this paragraph which removes the member of the Fire Department from active service shall entitle the Firemen to the benefits of this Act regardless of the period of service at the time the disability occurs.

Approved June 8, 1951.