WSR 04-13-084

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed June 17, 2004, 9:05 a.m. ]


SEMI-ANNAL

RULE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

(RCW 34.05.314)


JULY 1, 2004 - DECEMBER 31, 2004



This agenda shows anticipated rule-making activity by the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) for July 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004. Rules may be added or deleted from the work schedule as a result of legislative action, court decisions, and employer, member, and agency requests.

If you have questions about this rule-making agenda or the DRS rule-making process, please contact Leslie L. Saeger, Rules Coordinator, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Tumwater, WA 98504-8380, phone (360) 664-7291, TTY (360) 586-5450, LeslieS@drs.wa.gov.


WAC Chapter

or Section

Subject Anticipated Rule-Making Actions by December 31, 2004
WAC 415-108-990

WAC 415-110-817

WAC 415-112-150

Waiving Plan 3 defined benefits. These new rules will implement 2003 legislation that provides the right for PERS, SERS, and TRS Plan 3 members to waive their one percent defined benefit. Members may wish to waive their defined benefit in order to qualify to purchase service credit from another state retirement system. Public Hearing (July 27, 2004)

Possible Adoption

Chapter 415-501 WAC Deferred compensation plan rules will be amended to comply with changes required by section 457 of the IRS code, current policy, and clear writing standards. CR-102, Public Hearing, Possible Adoption
Chapter 415-112 WAC Teachers' Retirement System rules will be updated and rewritten to comply with current clear writing standards. CR-102, Public Hearing, Possible Adoption
Chapter 415-108 WAC These new rules pertain to disability-related retirement benefits for members of the Public Employees' Retirement System (Plans 1, 2, and 3). CR-102, Public Hearing, Possible Adoption
Chapter 415-110 WAC The department is planning to begin work on rules for disability-related benefits for members of the School Employees'

Retirement System (SERS).

CR-102, Public Hearing, Possible Adoption
WAC 415-104-480 and other new sections The department is planning to write new rules to implement RCW 41.26.470. This statute, amended in 2004, provides for disability-related retirement benefits for members of the Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' (LEOFF) Retirement System Plan 2. Rules will include eligibility requirements for members with a duty-related disability and for members with a disability incurred elsewhere. See emergency rule, WAC 415-104-480 Does the disability I incurred in the line of duty qualify me for retirement benefits? CR-102, Public Hearing, Possible Adoption
WAC 415-113-080 The department is considering some amendments to this rule, which addresses retroactive retirement for people who are members of more than one retirement system. CR-101, CR-102, Public Hearing, Possible Adoption
WAC 415-02-175 This new rule will explain when and how a member may purchase service credit for the time he/she is on an unpaid leave of absence. CR-102, Public Hearing, Possible Adoption

June 16, 2004

Leslie Saeger

Rules Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office