PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 415-112 WAC, Teachers' retirement system (TRS).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.32.010(10).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SB 6657 passed by the 2008 legislature amends the definition of "earnable compensation" for TRS Plan 2 and 3 members; department rules need amending to reflect this change.
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 Rules@drs.wa.gov.
May 12, 2008