CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1214
1991 Regular Session
Passed by the House March 18, 1991
Yeas 98 Nays 0
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 15, 1991
Yeas 47 Nays 0
President of the Senate
Governor of the State of Washington
I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1214 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Secretary of State
State of Washington
ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1214
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By House Committee on State Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Anderson, Spanel, Fraser, R. Johnson and Riley).
Read first time March 5, 1991.
AN ACT Relating to state employees; and amending RCW 41.04.340 and 41.04.255.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 41.04.340 and 1990 c 162 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) An attendance incentive program is established for all eligible employees. As used in this section the term "eligible employee" means any employee of the state, other than teaching and research faculty at the state and regional universities and The Evergreen State College, entitled to accumulate sick leave and for whom accurate sick leave records have been maintained. No employee may receive compensation under this section for any portion of sick leave accumulated at a rate in excess of one day per month. The state and regional universities and The Evergreen State College shall maintain complete and accurate sick leave records for all teaching and research faculty.
attendance incentive program is established for all eligible employees.)) (2)
In January of the year following any year in which a minimum of sixty days of
sick leave is accrued, and each January thereafter, any eligible employee may
receive remuneration for unused sick leave accumulated in the previous year at
a rate equal to one day's monetary compensation of the employee for each four
full days of accrued sick leave in excess of sixty days. Sick leave for which
compensation has been received shall be deducted from accrued sick leave at the
rate of four days for every one day's monetary compensation.
At the time of separation from state service due to retirement or death, an
eligible employee or the employee's estate ((
shall)) may elect to
receive remuneration at a rate equal to one day's current monetary compensation
of the employee for each four full days of accrued sick leave(( : PROVIDED,
That community college districts may delay until July 1, 1981, payment due any
eligible employee or employee's estate: PROVIDED FURTHER, That there shall be
added to any such delayed payment interest at the rate of eight percent per
(4) Pursuant to this subsection, in lieu of cash remuneration the state may, with equivalent funds, provide eligible employees with a benefit plan providing for reimbursement of medical expenses. The committee for deferred compensation shall develop any benefit plan established under this subsection, but may offer and administer the plan only if (a) each eligible employee has the option of whether to receive cash remuneration or to have his or her employer transfer equivalent funds to the plan; and (b) the committee has received an opinion from the United States internal revenue service stating that participating employees, prior to the time of receiving reimbursement for expenses, will incur no United States income tax liability on the amount of the equivalent funds transferred to the plan.
(5) Remuneration or benefits received under this section shall not be
included for the purpose of computing a retirement allowance under any public
retirement system in this state.
(6) With the exception of subsection (4) of this section, this section shall be administered, and rules shall be promulgated to carry out its purposes, by the state personnel board and the higher education personnel board for persons subject to chapters 41.06 and 28B.16 RCW, respectively, and by their respective personnel authorities for other eligible employees: PROVIDED, That determination of classes of eligible employees shall be subject to approval by the office of financial management.
(7) Should the legislature revoke any remuneration or benefits granted under this section, no affected employee shall be entitled thereafter to receive such benefits as a matter of contractual right.
Sec. 2. RCW 41.04.255 and 1982 c 107 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
In addition to its other powers prescribed under this chapter, the committee for deferred compensation is authorized to offer to state employees one or more individual retirement account plans established under applicable state or federal law. The committee for deferred compensation is also authorized to administer the medical benefits plan identified in RCW 41.04.340.