CHAPTER 392

RELATING TO WILMINGTON POLICE PENSION FUND

AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 113, VOLUME 32, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A POLICE PENSION FUND: FOR MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON", BY PROVIDING FOR A BASE MONTHLY MINIMUM PENSION PAYMENT; WIDOW'S PENSION; DEPENDENT'S PENSION.

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

Section 1. Chapter 113, Volume 32, Laws of Delaware, as amended, is further amended by inserting after the words "retired list" appearing in the sixteenth line of Section 1, the following: "providing that each such person shall receive a minimum pension payment of not less than a sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($150.00) per month, regardless of his salary at the time of his retirement", and by adding two new sentences to the end of said Section 1 to read as follows:

"Any widow of any member of the police force 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, Chapter 113, Volume 32, Laws of Delaware, as amended, is further amended by adding at the end of Section 1 a new paragraph to read as follows:

"The widow of any member of the police force of the City of Wilmington whose husband shall have forfeited his life in the performance of his duty shall receive from the Police Pension Fund, a sum equal to her husband's last year's salary from said Fund, and then one-half of his salary until her death or remarriage, and each surviving child after the first year of said death shall receive Ten Dollars ($10.00) per month for each living dependent child born or conceived before such death and currently under the age of eighteen years.

Section 3. This Act shall become effective June 26, 1953.

Approved July 15, 1953.