WSR 10-09-018

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed April 12, 2010, 3:32 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapters 415-200, 415-111, and 415-501 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050(5), 41.50.086, 41.50.770, 41.50.780(10) and chapters 41.32, 41.34, and 41.35 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: E2SHB 2617, Boards and commissions -- Elimination, eliminates the employee retirement benefits board (ERBB). The agency administrative rules relating to the ERBB will need repealing, updating, and creation.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department of retirement system (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 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.

April 12, 2010

Ken Goolsby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office