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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 294

AN ACT AWARDING SPECIAL PENSION BENEFITS TO JOHN LONGOBARDI, A FORMER STATE EMPLOYEE, APPROPRIATING MONIES INTO THE SPECIAL PENSION FUND AUTHORIZED BY VOLUME 61, CHAPTER 455, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AND DIRECTING THE BOARD OF PENSION TRUSTEES TO ADMINISTER PAYMENT OF THE PENSION PROVIDED BY THIS ACT AS IF THE AWARD WERE MADE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 55, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE.

WHEREAS, John Longobardi was on medical leave of absence from the Division of Highways when the 1976 Pension Act was enacted; and

WHEREAS, John Longobardi had state service of 11 years, eight months, and eight days and would have been eligible for a vested disability pension under provisions of the 1976 Pension Act; and

WHEREAS, John Longobardi was unable to return to work long enough to apply for a disability pension as required by law; and

WHEREAS, John Longobardi has been deprived of a pension because of the refusal of his physicians to allow him to return to work to meet the legal requirements of filing for a pension.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section I. The Board of Pension Trustees is hereby authorized and directed to accept and approve John Longobardi's application for a disability pension of $97.17 per month, said pension to he based on the minimum criterion of service comprising 11 years, eight months, and eight days, waiving eligibility criteria and statutory provisions.

Section 2. The sum of $10,486 is hereby appropriated to the Special Pension Fund authorized by Volume 61, Chapter 455, Laws of Delaware, to implement the provisions of Section I of this Act.

Approved February 15, 1980