WSR 10-18-063

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed August 30, 2010, 10:50 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapters 415-02, 415-103, and 415-104 WAC.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: EHB 2519 and SHB 1679 were passed during the 2010 legislative session. Agency rules require updating for compliance with duty death and disability benefits outlined in EHB 2519 and SHB 1679.

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 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.

August 30, 2010

Ken Goolsby

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office