WSR 07-13-041

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed June 14, 2007, 8:43 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend rules in chapter 415-104 WAC, Law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system (LEOFF).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050(5).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department will amend chapter 415-104 WAC as necessary to implement HB 1680 (2007) regarding transfers of service credit for emergency medical technicians under LEOFF plan 2. The bill provides for benefit calculations for members who die or retire for disability prior to completing the transfer requirements.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department of retirement systems (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 Sarah Monaly, Rules 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 SarahM@drs.wa.gov.

June 14, 2007

Sarah Monaly

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office