CHAPTER 312

AN ACT RELATING TO A PENSION FOR JOHN MCGINNES, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH.

WHEREAS, John McGinnes is an employee of the Delaware Department of Mental Health; and

WHEREAS, John McGinnes is 84 years of age and is employed as an upholsterer at the Delaware State Hospital, a facility of the Delaware Department of Mental Health; and

WHEREAS, John McGinnes has been employed by the State of Delaware for more than 22 years; and

WHEREAS, John McGinnes has continued in steady and useful employment by the State of Delaware for nine years beyond the time for mandatory retirement at 75 years of age; and

WHEREAS, Title 29, Chapter 5505 (b) states in part that "Any covered employee who . . . continues in his position beyond the age limit specified for mandatory retirement shall forfeit all his rights and benefits under this chapter"; and

WHEREAS, this section of the law is manifestly unfair and unjust to John McGinnes who has worked faithfully and efficiently for the State of Delaware for more than 22 years, or more than seven years more than would qualify him for a pension;

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. That Title 29, Chapter 5505 (b) of the Delaware Code be amended for the sole purpose of permitting the State of Delaware to pay a pension to John McGinnes, an employee of the Delaware Department of Mental Health; and that the State Treasurer of the State of Delaware be instructed to pay a pension to John McGinnes, computed as state pensions are computed.

Approved February 4, 1970.