CHAPTER 139

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 113, VOLUME 32, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A POLICE PENSION FUND FOR MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON", AND THE AMENDMENTS THERETO, BY PERMITTING DANIEL PENNELL, A MEMBER OF THE WILMINGTON BUREAU OF POLICE, TO BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR PENSION BENEFITS AS PROVIDED FOR MEMBERS OF THE POLICE BUREAU OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON.

WHEREAS, Daniel Pennell joined the Wilmington Bureau of Police on July 1, 1946, but failed to agree voluntarily to accept the provisions of Volume 32, Chapter 113, Laws of Delaware, as amended, prior to July 1, 1951, thus losing his eligibility for pension benefits thereunder as a member of the Police Bureau of Wilmington; and

WHEREAS, it is the wish and desire of said Daniel Pennell to be permitted to come within the provisions of the aforesaid statute, as amended, in order to provide for pension benefits to him as a member of the Wilmington Bureau of Police.

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. That Chapter 113, Volume 32, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof a new Section 10 to read as follows :

"Section 10. The provisions of this Act relating to the necessity of members of the Bureau of Police of the Department of Public Safety of the City of Wilmington to agree voluntarily to accept the provisions of the pension statutes herein provided between April 16, 1945, and July 1, 1951, shall not be applicable to Daniel Pennell, member of The Wilmington Bureau of Police, and said member shall be eligible for pension benefits as set forth in this Act upon his giving proper notice to persons charged with the administration of the pensions fund of his desire to be included therein and upon his applying and qualifying therefor.

To qualify under this Act, Daniel Pennell must pay to the police pension fund referred to in this section a sum equal to four per cent (4%) of the salary received by the said Daniel Pennell in each year since July 1, 1946."

Section 2. This Act shall be effective upon its passage and approval of the Governor.

Approved November 22, 1967.