AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON TO DELETE LANGUAGE THAT RESTRICTED THE LENGTH OF THE TERM OF A MEMBER OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. Enacted June 27, 2013. Effective June 27, 2013.
Summary date: Jul 2 2013 - View summary
Bill H 551 (2013-2014)Summary date: May 6 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Instead of repealing SL 1983-505, amends SL 1983-505 as follows. Provides that the Board of Trustees of the Local Fireman's Relief Fund of the City of Wilmington must, prior to January 1, transfer to the Fireman's Benefit Fund all funds belonging to the Local Fireman's Relief Fund in excess of $15,000 for the 2013 calendar year, in excess of $30,000 for the 2014 calendar year, and in excess of the amount transferred the previous year increased by $15,000 in each calendar year thereafter until the balance in the Local Firemen's Relief Fund reaches $105,000. Makes conforming changes. Provides that each surviving spouse or beneficiary of a fireman who is receiving retirement or disability benefits from the Firemans' Pension Fund of Wilmington or the NC Local Governmental Employees Retirement System on June 30, 2013 (previously, no date included) is to receive the specified supplemental benefit. Provides that none of the act's provisions create a liability for the Wilmington (was, New Hanover) Firemen's Benefit Fund unless sufficient current assets are available to pay fully for the liability. Updates statutory references. Updates the act's title.
Bill H 551 (2013-2014)Summary date: Apr 3 2013 - View summary
Repeals SL 1983-505 (AN ACT TO PROVIDE A FIREMEN'S BENEFIT FUND FOR FIREMEN IN THE CITY OF WILMINGTON AND TO MODIFY THE APPLICATION OF GS 118-5, GS 118-6, AND GS 118-7 TO THE CITY OF WILMINGTON), as amended.
Allows the local Board of Trustees of the Wilmington Firefighters' Relief Fund (Fund) to distribute funds for the benefit of retired firemen receiving retirement or disability from the Firemen's Pension Fund of Wilmington or the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System. Also allows the disbursement of funds for the benefit of any surviving spouse or beneficiary of a fireman as long at that individual was already receiving the retirement or disability benefits of that fireman from the Firemen's Pension Fund of Wilmington or the Local Government Employees' Retirement System as of December 31, 2012. Allows the local Board of Trustees to accept gifts, grants, bequests, or monetary donations for the use of the Fund.