CHAPTER 447

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 379

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO APPROVED LEAVES OF ABSENCE.

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

Section 1. Amend §5501(b)(12), Chapter 55, Title 29, Delaware Code by

striking said subsection in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection "12" to read as follows:

"(12) Approved leave granted to an employee without pay, for a definite period of time, inclusive of approved extensions, authorized by the head of the employee's department or agency to assume an elected position in an employee organization as defined in Chapter 40 of Title 14, Chapter 13 of Title 19 and Chapter 16 of Title 19 provided that within 15 days following the end of each month that such an employee is on such leave, the employee pays contributions equal to the sum of the employee contributions and employer appropriations that would have been made to the Fund based on the salary that would have been paid to the employee had the employee continued to be employed in the capacity in which such employee was employed immediately prior to such leave by an entity described in §5501(a)(1) during such approved leave of absence."

Section 2. Amend §5501(c), Chapter 55, Title 29, Delaware Code by adding a new sentence immediately at the end thereof to read as follows:

"For those individuals who purchase credited service under §5501(b)(12) 'compensation' shall include the salary, wages, and fees that such individuals would have received had they remained in such employment for the term of the approved leave."

Section 3. This Act shall be effective July 15, 1992.

Approved July 24, 1992.