WSR 01-09-083

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY


[ Order 01-01 -- Filed April 18, 2001, 10:01 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revise WAC 182-12-117 to include Washington School Employees' Retirement System Plan 2, Plan 3 and Washington Public Employees' Retirement System Plan 3 eligibility; clarify participation by employees retiring from state higher education institutions and clarify "elected official."

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.160.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A rule change is necessary for inclusion of Washington School Employees' Retirement System Plan 2, 3 and Washington Public Employees' Retirement System Plan 3. Rules may be developed to include clarifying language for state higher education employees and "elected officials."

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Retirement Systems.

Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder mailings and public hearings.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Barbara Scott, Health Care Authority, 676 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-2684, phone (360) 923-2642, fax (360) 923-2602.

April 18, 2001

Melodie Bankers

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office