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                          HOUSE BILL 2508



State of Washington      57th Legislature     2002 Regular Session


By Representatives Berkey, Casada, Dunshee, DeBolt, Sullivan, Crouse and Kirby


Read first time 01/18/2002.  Referred to Committee on Local Government & Housing.

Revising provisions relating to medical plans for elected city officials.

    AN ACT Relating to medical plans for elected city officials; and  amending RCW 41.04.190.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 41.04.190 and 1996 c 230 s 1610 are each amended to read as follows:

    The cost of a policy or plan to a public agency or body is not additional compensation to the employees or elected officials covered thereby.  The elected officials to whom this section applies include but are not limited to commissioners elected under chapters 28A.315, 52.14, 53.12, 54.12, 57.12, 70.44, and 87.03 RCW, as well as any county elected officials who are provided insurance coverage under RCW 41.04.180, and city officials elected under chapters 35.17, 35.22, 35.23, 35.27, 35A.12, and 35A.13 RCW.  Such a policy or plan for elected city officials must be adopted at an open meeting, must be included on the council meeting agenda, and must be included as a line item in the city budget.  Any officer authorized to disburse such funds may pay in whole or in part to an insurance carrier or health care service contractor the amount of the premiums due under the contract.


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