WSR 99-12-042

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed May 26, 1999, 2:58 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend rules to comply with new laws, recodifications and rule revisions; include TRS 3 in portability rules; revise rules to conform to legislation passed in 1977 regarding post retirement employment; and clarify that in certain situations members can accrue PERS and first class city service credit simultaneously.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:


Comply with RCW 41.32.010, 31.32.802 [41.32.802], 41.32.862, 41.32.831 et seq., 41.40.010, 41.40.023 (4)(12), 41.40.037, passed after rules were adopted.
Include TRS Plan 3 in portability rules.
Conform to clear rule writing principles.
Clarify that in certain situations members can accrue PERS and first class city service credit simultaneously.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Because the department already has existing rules on this subject in place, the department did not seek input on the preliminary draft prior to filing the CR-101. Copies of the draft rules will be circulated to interested parties for comment. Interested parties include those persons known to the department, such as state employees, family members and any other person who requests a copy and/or opportunity to comment.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Elyette M. Weinstein, Rules Coordinator, Legal/Legislative Affairs, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, phone (360) 664-7307, fax (360) 664-3618.

May 7, 1999

Elyette M. Weinstein

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office