PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 415-100-055, 415-103-225, 415-104-215, 415-108-326, 415-110-326, 415-112-727, and possibly other rules that pertain to retirement benefit options.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050(5); for WAC 415-100-055 is RCW 2.10.146; for WAC 415-103-225 is RCW 43.43.271; for WAC 415-104-215 is RCW 41.26.460; for WAC 415-108-326 is RCW 41.40.188, 41.40.660, and 41.40.845; for WAC 415-110-326 is RCW 41.35.220; for WAC 415-112-727 is RCW 41.32.530, 41.32.785, and 41.32.851.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules do not currently meet the Department of Retirement System's (DRS) clear-writing standards.
Process for Developing New Rule: DRS will develop the draft rule(s) with the assistance of the Attorney General's Office. The public is invited and encouraged to participate, as described below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. DRS encourages your active participation in the rule-making process. After the rule(s) is drafted, DRS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. The notice will include the time and date of a public rules hearing. DRS will send a copy of the notice and the proposed rule(s) to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else who requests a copy. To request a copy or for more information on how to participate, please contact Leslie Saeger, Rules and Contracts Coordinator, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, voice (360) 664-7291, TTY (360) 586-5450, fax (360) 753-3166, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 29, 2004
Leslie L. Saeger