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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 358

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 83, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ELIGIBILITY FOR PENSIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE DELAWARE STATE POLICE, MANDATORY RETIREMENT, AND A CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE DELAWARE STATE POLICE.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 8323(a), Chapter 83, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by striking the phrase "20 years, or who has reached the age of 55 years, shall be retired and and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase "20 years may retire, or any member who has reached the age of 55 years shall be retired; in either event, the retired member".

Section 2. Further amend Chapter 83, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by striking Section 8361 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"§8361. Mandatory retirement

A member may retire after accumulating 25 years of credited service as defined in §8351(3)a. of this Title, or shall be retired upon reaching the age of 55 years.'

Section 3. The Superintendent of the Delaware State Police and F.O.P. Lodge Number 6 shall, within six (6) months of the enactment of this Act, develop a Career Development Program for members of the Delaware State Police and the Superintendent of the Delaware State Police shall, within that six (6) month period, submit that Plan to the Budget Office of the State of Delaware and the Joint Finance Committee.

Section 4. This Act shall become effective upon its enactment into law; provided,

however, that this Act shall terminate and its provisions shall no longer have any effect unless in the Fiscal Year 1989 Budget Act the General Assembly appropriates funds sufficient to implement a Career Development Program for members of the Delaware State Police.

Approved July 16, 1987