CHAPTER 619

RESPECTING PENSIONS FOR FAMILY COURT

EMPLOYEES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "STATE EMPLOYEES' PENSION PLAN" IN RESPECT TO THE EMPLOYEES OF THE FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE IN AND FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY.

WHEREAS, the 118th General Assembly changed the Family Court for New Castle County from a Court supported by county and municipal funds into a State Court supported by State funds and in so doing changed the name of the Court to the Family Court of the State of Delaware in and for New Castle County, AND

WHEREAS, the employees of said Court thereby lost whatever credits they may have acquired toward a municipal or county pension, AND

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the 118th General Assembly that the said employees shall receive State pension credit for the time spent in the employ of the Court as it was previously constituted, NOW, THEREFORE

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

Section 1. § 5522, Title 29, Delaware Code, is amended by changing the heading thereof to read as follows:

§ 5522. Credit for time served by certain employees

Section 2. § 5522, Title 29, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto the following new paragraph :

Any employee of the Family Court of the State of Delaware in and for New Castle County who was employed by the Court as it was previously constituted under the name of the Family Court for New Castle County shall receive full credit in computing the number of years service required to receive pension benefits and in computing pension benefits within the meaning of this chapter, for the time he was employed by the Family Court for New Castle County without regard to the lapse of time between his employment with the prior Court and his subsequent employment with the Family Court of the State of Delaware in and for New Castle County.

Section 3. This Act shall be effective as of May 22, 1955.

Approved July 9, 1956.