WSR 00-04-062

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

[ Filed January 28, 2000, 2:19 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend rules chapter 415-10 WAC involving repurchased of service credit under RCW 41.50.165 to comply with new statutes, chapters 41.34 and 41.35 RCW and Executive Order 97-02.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amend rules to comply with chapters 41.34 and 41.35 RCW which were passed after rules were adopted; and conform to clear rule-writing principles.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Because the department already has existing rules on this subject in place, the department did not seek input on the preliminary draft prior to filing the CR-101. Copies of the draft rules will be circulated to interested parties for comment. Interested parties include those persons known to the department, such as state employees, their representatives and any other person who requests a copy and/or opportunity to comment.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jeff Wickman, SERS, (360) 664-7303; Margaret Wimmer, TRS Plan Administrator, (360) 664-7044; Elyette M. Weinstein, Rules Coordinator, phone (360) 664-7307; Legal/Legislative Affairs, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, fax (360) 664-3618.

January 26, 2000

Elyette M. Weinstein

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office