CHAPTER 687

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 237, VOLUME 46, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, PERMITTING PAUL BROOKS, JR., A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON, TO HAVE BEEN DEEMED ELIGIBLE FOR DISABILITY PENSION BENEFITS AS PROVIDED FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON.

WHEREAS, Paul Brooks, Jr. first became employed by the City of Wilmington on April 27, 1940; and

WHEREAS, Paul Brooks, Jr. would have been eligible for retirement on April 27, 1960, but was disabled and neglected to file for disability benefits before his death; and

WHEREAS, Paul Brooks, Jr. died on February 23, 1960, after working for the City of Wilmington for nineteen years and ten months; and

WHEREAS, Paul Brooks, Jr., at the time of his death, was not eligible for a retirement pension according to the provisions of Chapter 237, Volume 46, Laws of Delaware, as amended, but was eligible for a disability pension; and

WHEREAS, Paul Brooks, Jr. is survived by a widow who is deserving of receiving said pension benefits.

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all the members elected to each branch concurring therein):

Section 1. That Chapter 237, Volume 46, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof a new Section to read as follows:

Section 18A. The provisions of this Act relating to the requirements that an employee shall have served in covered employment for at least fifteen (15) years during the period that ends on the inception of such disability shall not be applicable to Paul Brooks, Jr., a former employee of the City of Wilmington, Street and Sewer Department and the widow of said employee shall be deemed eligible for disability pension benefits as set forth in this Act.

Section 2. The Treasurer of the City of Wilmington is directed to accept the application of the widow of Paul Brooks, Jr. and provide pension benefits according to said Act.

Section 3. Pension payments under this Act shall not be retroactive but shall be applicable only after the date this Act becomes effective.

Approved July 7, 1970.