Bill Text: DE SB6 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly | Draft


Bill Title: An Act To Amend Title 29 Of The Delaware Code Relating To State Employees' Pension Plan Burial Benefits.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-03-28 - Introduced and Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate [SB6 Detail]

Download: Delaware-2017-SB6-Draft.html

SPONSOR:

Sen. McDowell & Rep. Keeley

Sens. Henry, Marshall, Townsend, Walsh; Reps. Bolden, Brady, Carson, Heffernan, J. Johnson, Lynn, Matthews, Potter

DELAWARE STATE SENATE

149th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE BILL NO. 6

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATE EMPLOYEES' PENSION PLAN BURIAL BENEFITS.

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

Section 1. Amend § 5546, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strikethrough and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 5546. Burial benefits.

(a) Upon the death of an individual receiving a pension under this chapter the sum of $7,000 $10,000 shall be paid from the Fund to a designated beneficiary or in the absence of a designated beneficiary the amount of this benefit shall be paid to the deceased pensioner's estate.

Section 2. This Act takes effect on July 1, 2016.

SYNOPSIS

This Act increases the state employees' pension plan burial benefit from $7,000 to $10,000 effective July 1, 2016. This benefit has not been changed since July 2001.

Author: Senator McDowell

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