CHAPTER 155

PARK POLICE PENSION FUND

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 297, VOLUME 50, LAWS OF DELAWARE ENTITLED "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A PARK POLICE PENSION FUND FOR MEMBERS OF THE PARK POLICE OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON", BY CHANGING THE PENSIONS PAYABLE UNDER SAID ACT AND BY PROVIDING ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR WIDOWS AND DEPENDENTS OF PENSION MEMBERS.

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

Section 1. § 2, sub-paragraph C of Chapter 297, Volume 50, Laws of Delaware is hereby repealed.

Section 2. § 3 of Chapter 297, Volume 50, Laws of Delaware is hereby repealed.

Section 3. § 6 A. B. C. of Chapter 297, Volume 50, Laws of Delaware is hereby repealed.

Section 4. The second full paragraph of § 7, of Chapter 297, Laws of Delaware is hereby repealed.

Section 5. § 3 of Chapter 297, Volume 50, Laws of Delaware, is hereby amended as follows:

Section 3: Any member may be retired by the Board, in their absolute discretion and without hearing or other trial, after the member attains the age of fifty (50) years. Any member who shall have completed twenty (20) years of service, and who shall apply for retirement under the provisions of this Act, shall be retired by the Board. Any such retired member shall be entitled during life to a service pension payable monthly as hereinafter provided. Such service pension shall be an amount equal to one-half of the amount of his salary at the time of retirement plus two (2%) per cent of such retiring salary multiplied by the number of years of service in excess of twenty (20) years.

Section 6. § 4 of Chapter 297, Volume 50, Laws of Delaware, is hereby amended by striking out sub-paragraph B thereof and substituting therefor a new sub-paragraph B as follows:

B. In case of disability to perform his or her active duties, which disability cannot be shown to the satisfaction of the Board to have been acquired in the prosecution of his or her official duties, such member so retired, provided he or she has performed fifteen (15) years of service, shall be entitled to a pension, payable monthly,: as long as .such retired member lives and continues disabled. Such service pension shall be an amount equal to one-half of the amount of his salary at the time of retirement plus two (2%) per cent of such retiring salary multiplied by the number of years of service in excess of twenty (20) years.

Section 7. § 5 of Chapter 297, Volume 50, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by striking therefrom the third full paragraph thereof and substituting therefor the following:

In event of the death of a retired member *who has been retired either on service pension provided in Section 3 or on disability pension provided under Section 4 (B), an amount equal to one-half of the monthly pension then being received by said retired member shall be paid to the persons and in the manner described in the first full paragraph of this Section 5.

Section 8. The provisions of this Act shall apply to those persons who have previously retired under the provisions of Chapter 297, Volume 50, Laws of Delaware.

Approved June 17, 1957.