WSR 09-19-030

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed September 9, 2009, 10:42 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 415-200-020 Regular board meetings.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Rules Coordinator, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, e-mail rules@drs.wa.gov , AND RECEIVED BY 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this proposal is to repeal WAC 415-200-020, as it has been determined to be no longer necessary.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 415-200-020 addresses the frequency and location of meetings of the employee retirement benefits board (ERBB). The frequency of ERBB meetings is dictated by statute, RCW 41.50.086. The department notifies the public of the date and location of all ERBB meetings by complying with the public meeting notice requirements of chapter 42.30 RCW, the Open Public Meetings Act, by filing a yearly schedule of ERBB meetings with the office of the code reviser. Repealing this rule provides the department the flexibility of changing the location of ERBB meetings as needed, without having to amend its rules each time.

As permitted by RCW 34.05.353 (1)(a), the department is repealing a rule that relates only to internal government operations and is not subject to violation by a person.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.50.050.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.50.086.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of retirement systems, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Sarah White, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, (360) 664-7291; Implementation and Enforcement: Jeff Wickman, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, (360) 664-7303.

September 9, 2009

Sarah White

Rules Coordinator


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 415-200-020 Regular board meetings.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office