CHAPTER 137

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 141

AN ACT AWARDING SPECIAL PENSION BENEFITS TO MILDRED CARPENTER, A FORMER STATE EMPLOYEE; APPROPRIATING 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 MADE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 55, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE.

WHEREAS, Mildred Carpenter worked for the State of Delaware in various capacities for nineteen years , eleven months and twenty days; and

WHEREAS, Mildred Carpenter would have been entitled to certain pension rights had she worked for the State for ten more days or a total of twenty years; and

WHEREAS, Mildred Carpenter terminated her last employment with the State believing in good faith that she had accumulated sufficient time for vested pension benefits; and

WHEREAS, there is no practical remedy available to Mildred Carpenter to correct this hardship. 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 grant to Mildred Carpenter a pension in the amount of $121.86 per month as if such award were made pursuant to Chapter 55, Title 29 of the Delaware Code.

Section 2. The Budget Director and the Controller General are authorized to transfer the sum of $15,967 from a 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) to the Special Pension Fund authorized by Volume 61, Chapter 455, Laws of Delaware, for the purposes of implementing the provisions of Section 1 of this Act, commencing with the month of February, 1983.

Section 3. This Act shall become effective upon the signature of the Governor. Approved July 11, 1983.