SUPPLEMENTING SECOND CLASS CITY PENSION ACT
                 Act of Jul. 31, 1968, P.L. 961, No. 293              Cl. 11
                               A SUPPLEMENT

     To the act of May 28, 1915 (P.L.596), entitled "An act requiring
        cities of the second class to establish a pension fund for
        employes of said cities, and regulating the administration
        and the payment of such pensions," providing a period during
        which certain persons may join the pension fund created under
        the act and providing a means whereby any person who has not
        received full credit toward his pension for service as a city
        employe may obtain such credit.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  (a) In each city of the second class, subject to
     an affirmative recommendation of the Pension Board submitted in
     writing to the council, the council may by resolution permit
     employes now ineligible to join the Pension Fund to be admitted
     to the Pension Fund in accordance with this section. Upon the
     adoption by council of such resolution, this section shall take
     effect as follows:
        (b)  Every city or authority employe otherwise eligible to
     join the Pension Fund created under the act to which this is a
     supplement but who is now ineligible to join because of not
     having done so within the times provided by such act, shall have
     the option of joining such Pension Fund within six months after
     the effective date of the aforementioned resolution. Any city or
     authority employe who joins such pension plan shall receive full
     credit toward his pension under the act for each year of service
     as an employe of the city or authority, beginning with the date
     on which he was first eligible to join the Pension Fund upon his
     producing proof satisfactory to the Pension Board of the number
     of years of such service, and upon his making back payments at
     the same rate as if he had been a city employe and a member of
     the Pension Fund during such period, in a lump sum or by
     installments as may be determined by the board. If the employe
     is retired before the back payments have been completed, the
     annuity shall be reduced by an amount equivalent to the unpaid
     back payments or deduction increases not anticipated.
        (c)  Every city or authority employe presently a member of
     the Pension Fund who has not received full credit toward his
     pension under the act, to which this is a supplement, for each
     year of service as an employe of the city or authority,
     beginning with the date when he was first eligible to join the
     Pension Fund, may by written election filed within six months
     after the effective date of the aforementioned resolution, upon
     producing proof satisfactory to the Pension Board of the number
     of years of such service, and upon making back payments at the
     same rate as if he had been a member of the Pension Fund during
     such period, in a lump sum or by installments, as may be
     determined by the board, receive full credit toward his pension.
     If the employe is retired before the back payments have been
     completed, the annuity shall be reduced by an amount equivalent
     to the unpaid back payments or deduction increases not
     anticipated.
        Section 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.