WSR 10-05-067

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed February 12, 2010, 11:36 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 415-02-500 Property division in dissolution orders and 415-02-720 What does the department charge for processing split payments?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050(5) and 41.50.680.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department charges seventy-five dollars for the first property division obligation payment and six dollars for each subsequent disbursement. The department will amend WACs to remove the additional six dollar fee associated with subsequent property division payments.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department of retirement systems (DRS) will development 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 Ken Goolsby, Rules Coordinator, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, voice (360) 664-7291, TTY (360) 586-5450, fax (360) 753-5397, e-mail Rules@drs.wa.gov.

February 12, 2010

Ken Goolsby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office