Prior to the adoption of Ord. 18710 on 09/19/2005, Section 19-90 read as follows.

    To the extent authorized by Chapter 461 RSMo., an employee may designate a beneficiary to receive pay for work or accrued leaves due the employee upon the employee’s death while still employed by the City subject to the following rules:

    1.    The employee must make the beneficiary designation in writing, signed and dated by the employee, witnessed by an employee designated by the director.  The director is authorized to create forms for the designation, revocation or change of beneficiary.

    2.    The employee may only designate one beneficiary but may change or revoke that designation at any time in writing, witnessed as above.

    3.    The beneficiary must be a natural person at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the designation.

    4.    If a beneficiary is disqualified as being too young or shall predecease the employee, the designation shall be revoked and the final pay check from the city shall be paid to the decedent’s estate.  If the beneficiary does not survive the employee by more than twenty-four (24) hours, the beneficiary shall be deemed to have predeceased the employee.

    5.    Except as set out in these rules, the designation of a beneficiary, including the designation of a spouse as beneficiary, shall not be automatically terminated or revoked.

    6.    The amount due the beneficiary under this section may be reduced by amounts owed the city by the employee and any amounts lawfully garnished or owed in taxes, social security or otherwise authorized as deductions from pay by the decedent.