CHAPTER 180

RELATING TO WILMINGTON FIREMEN'S PENSION FUND

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 118, VOLUME 33, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A FIREMEN'S PENSION FUND FOR MEMBERS OF THE BUREAU OF FIRE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON" BY PROVIDING FOR A BASE MONTHLY MINIMUM PENSION PAYMENT.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of the Members of each Branch thereof concurring therein):

WHEREAS, it is desirous that the minimum monthly payment to pensioners of this Department, regardless of whether or not the pensioners are now receiving pension payments or will receive the same in the future, should be not less than a stated sum and that the same provision should be applicable to widows of pensioners.

Section 1. Section 1, Chapter 118, Volume 33, Laws of Delaware (1923), is amended by adding at the end thereof another paragraph to read:

"Any member or former member of the Bureau of Fire of the Department of Public Safety of the City of Wilmington, whether he is presently receiving a pension or shall be entitled to the same in the future, shall receive a minimum pension payment of not less than the sum of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) per month, regardless of his salary at the time of his retirement. Any widow of any member of the Bureau of Fire of the Department of Public Safety of the City of Wilmington whose husband shall have been entitled to a pension, shall receive as a monthly payment a minimum amount of Seventy-five Dollars ($75.00). This provision shall also apply to widows of pensioners whether the same now are presently receiving pensions or will receive a pension payment in the future."

Section 2. This Act shall become effective July 1, 1953.

Approved June 26, 1953.