HOUSE BILL 2261






                        52nd Legislature

                      1992 Regular Session

Passed by the House February 11, 1992

  Yeas 95   Nays 0




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate March 3, 1992

  Yeas 46   Nays 0



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 2261 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




President of the Senate

                               Chief Clerk



Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.





Governor of the State of Washington

                        Secretary of State

                       State of Washington



                                  HOUSE BILL 2261



                     Passed Legislature - 1992 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1992 Regular Session


By Representatives Hine, McLean, Spanel, D. Sommers, Wynne, Orr and Haugen; by request of Joint Committee on Pension Policy


Prefiled 12/30/91.  Read first time 01/13/92.  Referred to Committee on Appropriations.

Revising provisions relating to membership of pension boards under chapter 41.18 RCW.

     AN ACT Relating to membership of pension boards under chapter 41.18 RCW; and amending RCW 41.18.015.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 41.18.015 and 1961 c 255 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:

     There is hereby created in each fire protection district which qualifies under this chapter, a firemen's pension board to consist of the following five members, the chairman of the fire commissioners for said district who shall be chairman of the board, the county auditor, county treasurer, and in addition, two regularly employed ((firemen)) or retired fire fighters elected by secret ballot of the ((firemen)) employed and retired fire fighters.  Retired members who are subject to the jurisdiction of the pension board have both the right to elect and the right to be elected under this section.  The first members to be elected by the ((firemen)) fire fighters shall be ((for a term of one and two years, respectively, and their successors shall be)) elected annually for a two-year term.  ((That)) The two ((firemen so)) fire fighter elected members shall, in turn, select a third ((fireman)) eligible member who shall serve in the event of an absence of one of the regularly elected ((firemen)) members.  In case a vacancy occurs in the membership of the ((firemen)) fire fighter or retired members, the members ((of the fire department)) shall in the same manner elect a successor to serve ((his)) the unexpired term.  The board may select and appoint a secretary who may, but need not be a member of the board. In case of absence or inability of the chairman to act, the board may select a chairman pro tempore who shall during such absence or inability perform the duties and exercise the powers of the chairman.  A majority of the members of said board shall constitute a quorum and have power to transact business.