CHAPTER 214

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 205

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, TO PERMIT THE PAYMENT OF A STATE PENSION TO MEMBERS OF THE DELAWARE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHO SERVED FOR AT LEAST FIVE YEARS PRIOR TO 1970.

WHEREAS, members of the Delaware General Assembly have been eligible for a State pension as full-time employees of the State of Delaware since 1970; and

WHEREAS, former members of the Delaware General Assembly who served before 1970 are not eligible for a State pension; and

WHEREAS, a cutoff date under the circumstances is highly unfair to former members of the Delaware General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, the State Employees' Pension Plan should now be amended to end this discrimination.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. Amend §5527, Chapter 25, Title 29,

Delaware Code, by adding after §5527(d) the following subparagraph:

"(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter, members and former members of the General Assembly who served for a minimum of five (5) years which years were served before June, 1970 or were served partly before June, 1970 and partly after June, 1970 shall also be eligible for pensions under this Chapter."

Approved July 9,1975