CHAPTER 434

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 812

AN ACT AWARDING SPECIAL PENSION BENEFITS TO MARY MEARS, WIDOW OF HENRY DALE MEARS, SR., A FORMER STATE EMPLOYEE: DIRECTING TRANSFER OF MONIES INTO THE SPECIAL PENSION FUND CREATED 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 PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 55, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE.

WHEREAS, Henry Dale Mears, Sr. worked for the State of Delaware in the Highway Department for fourteen years and eight months; and

WHEREAS, Henry Dale Mears, Sr. worked for six years for the Sussex County Soil and Water Conservation Districts; and

WHEREAS, Henry Dale Mears, Sr. died in 1971 leaving his widow, Mary Mears; and

WHEREAS, under the statutes, rules and regulations of the Board of Pension Trustees, Mary Mears is not eligible for a survivor's pension.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. The Board of Pension Trustees is hereby authorized and directed to accept and approve Mary Mears' application for a survivor's pension of $75.00 per month.

Section 2. The Budget Director and Controller General are hereby authorized and directed to transfer $10,921.00 from the Contingency line item appropriation in Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 606 of the 131st General Assembly for Budget Office - Contingencies (10-02-004) entitled "Contingency - Termination Pay", to the Special Pension Fund authorized by Volume 61, Chapter 455, Laws of Delaware, for the purposes of Implementing the provisions of Section 1 for this Act, commencing with the month of July, 1982.

Approved July 21, 1982.