CHAPTER 594

STATE EMPLOYEES PENSIONS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "EMPLOYEES' PENSION PLAN" IN RESPECT TO THE EFFECT OF AMENDMENTS TO SAID CHAPTER.

WHEREAS, the 118th General Assembly has enacted a number of amendments to Chapter 55, Title 29, Delaware Code, AND

WHEREAS, some doubt has arisen as to whether the amendments were meant to apply to employees who had already retired under the provisions of Chapter 55, AND

WHEREAS, it was the intent of the General Assembly that the amendments to the pension laws should apply both to those who had already retired and those who thereafter retire, NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Subchapter I, Chapter 55, Title 29, Delaware Code, is amended by adding the following new section at the end thereof :

§ 5527. Effect of amendments

Any amendment to Chapter 55 of this title shall be deemed to apply to State employees who had retired prior to the effective date of the amendment and also to State employees retiring after the effective date of the amendment unless the bill containing the amendment specifically provides otherwise, but nothing contained in this section shall be construed so as to reduce the pension payments already properly awarded a former State employee.

shall review, recompute and adjust the pensions received from the State of Delaware by all persons who have heretofore retired and been awarded a pension under the provisions of the State Pension Plan as it is set forth in Chapter 55, Title 29, Delaware Code and in the prior statutes on which the said chapter is based. The State Treasurer shall give effect to all enactments of the 118th General Assembly in recomputing the said pensions. Such recomputation shall be completed by July 1, 1956.

Approved June 6, 1956.