SENATE BILL NO. 565
AN ACT TO PROVIDE A PENSION FOR MRS. MARGARET S. GEBHART, A FORMER STATE EMPLOYEE.
WHEREAS, Margaret S. Gebhart, a former nurse with the Wilmington Public School System, had been employed by various agencies of the State of Delaware for a period exceeding 29 years; and
WHEREAS, Margaret S. Gebhart terminated employment as a nurse in the Wilmington Public School System with the idea of being eligible for pension benefits commencing in February of 1974, only to subsequently discover that she is now ineligible because of an interpretation of part-time vs. full-time with the Smyrna School District; and
WHEREAS, under current rules and regulations of the Board of Pension Trustees, time in which Mrs. Margaret Gebhart served as a nurse in the Smyrna School District is discounted; and
WHEREAS, Margaret S. Gebhart is deserving of pension benefits for her long years of dedicated public service to the State of Delaware, notwithstanding the few months in which she falls short of compliance.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:
Section 1. The Board of Pension Trustees is hereby directed to accept the application of Margaret S. Gebhart for service pension benefits and further directed to determine that Margaret S. Gebhart is eligible for a service pension, all statutory provisions and regulations to the contrary notwithstanding.
Section 2. This Act shall be retroactive to February 1, 1974, the initial date of the application.
Approved June 29, 1974.