WSR 08-16-016

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed July 25, 2008, 8:48 a.m. ]


SEMI-ANNUAL

RULE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

per RCW 34.05.314


July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008



This agenda reflects anticipated rule-making activity by the department of retirement systems (DRS) for July 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008. DRS reserves the right to change this work schedule because of legislative action, judicial decisions, requests by employers, members, or other stakeholders and impacted parties.

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


Subject Description Anticipated rule-making actions by December 31, 2008
Chapters 415-02, 415-112, 415-113 WAC Make technical corrections to rules to update incorrect statutory and rule references, and to clarify language as needed. Receive and respond to comments during comment period, file CR-103
Chapter 415-02 WAC Implement legislative measures and agency practice concerning service credit for time spent in military service. File CR-102, hold public hearing, file CR-103
Chapter 415-104 WAC Amend rules to clarify return-to-work rules for law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' (LEOFF) Plan 2 members. File CR-102, hold public hearing, file CR-103
Chapter 415-104 WAC Develop rule to implement HB 2932 of 2006 regarding the disability allowance for members of LEOFF Plan 2 who incur a catastrophic disability in the line of duty. File CR-102, hold public hearing, file CR-103
Chapter 415-104 WAC Amend rules to implement SHB 1936 of 2005 which includes emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in the definition of fire fighters for LEOFF. Also updates timeframes for allowing the transfer of EMT service credit into LEOFF Plan 2. File CR-102, hold public hearing, file CR-103
Chapter 415-104 WAC Amend rules to implement HB 1680 of 2007 regarding EMTs transferring service into LEOFF Plan 2. File CR-102, hold public hearing, file CR-103
Chapters 415-108 and 415-112 WAC Develop rules to implement SHB 2691 of 2006 regarding new retirement benefit provisions for justices and judges who have membership in the public employees' retirement system (PERS) and the teachers' retirement system (TRS). File CR-102, hold public hearing, file CR-103
Chapter 415-108 WAC Develop rules regarding duty and nonduty disability for members of PERS Plan 1. File CR-102, hold public hearing, file CR-103
Chapters 415-108,

415-110, and 415-112 WAC

Amend rules to clarify reporting for the school employees' retirement system (SERS), TRS, and PERS substitute employees working in two or more retirement systems in a school district or educational service district. File CR-102, hold public hearing, file CR-103
Chapters 415-110 and 415-112 WAC Amend rules to implement EHB 2391 of 2007 regarding retirement plan choice options for new employees of SERS and TRS. File CR-102, hold public hearing, file CR-103
Chapters 415-110 and 415-112 WAC Amend and develop rules to implement HB 3019 of 2008 regarding half time service credit for members of SERS Plans 2 and 3, and TRS Plans 2 and 3. File CR-102, hold public hearing, file CR-103
Chapter 415-112 WAC Amend and develop rules to implement ESHB 2680 of 2006 regarding TRS Plan 2 and Plan 3 members purchasing TRS service credit for teaching in another state or for the federal government. File CR-102, hold public hearing, file CR-103
Chapter 415-112 WAC Amend rules to implement SB 6657 of 2008 regarding the definition of "earnable compensation" for members of TRS. File CR-102, hold public hearing, file CR-103

Sarah Monaly

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office