HOUSE BILL NO. 45
AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE BOARD OF PENSION TRUSTEES TO ACCEPT THE APPLICATION FOR A SURVIVOR'S PENSION FROM MRS. EVELYN WIDZGOWSKI, WIDOW OF THE LATE JOSEPH WIDZGOWSKI, A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION; AND PROVIDING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.
WHEREAS, the late Joseph Widzgowski was employed by the State Board of Education for a period of fourteen years and one month until his death on December 13, 1975; and
WHEREAS, the State Employees Pension Plan, as it existed at that time, required fifteen years for pension eligibility; and
WHEREAS, following the death of Mr. Widzgowski, his widow, Mrs. Evelyn Widzgowski, applied for a survivor's pension and was informed by the Board of Pension Trustees that her late husband had not accumulated sufficient time to make her eligible for such payments; and
WHEREAS, Joseph Widzgowski served the State of Delaware with fidelity and distinction; and
WHEREAS, his widow, Mrs. Evelyn Widzgowski, should receive widow's pension benefits for the long and dedicated services rendered to the State by her deceased husband.
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 Mrs. Evelyn Widzgowski for a survivor's pension from her late husband, Joseph Widzgowski, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 55, Title 29 of the Delaware Code; and the Board is further directed to determine the said Mrs. Joseph Widzgowski to be eligible for a survivor's pension, any provision of Chapter 55, Title 29 of the Delaware Code to the contrary notwithstanding.
Section 2. The sum of ten thousand five hundred dollars ($10,500.00) is hereby appropriated to the State Employees' Retirement Fund for the purposes of financing the provisions of this Act. In the event of the decease of Mrs. Widzgowski prior to the complete expenditure of the funds herein appropriated, the remainder shall be returned to the General Fund of the State of Delaware.
Section 3. This Act is a supplementary appropriation, and the money herein appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.
Approved April 28, 1978.