SB 6523-S - DIGEST

Authorizes an employee providing emergency medical services for a consortium of local governments, where some of those local governments qualified as public employees' retirement system employers at the time the service was rendered, to make an election to establish credit to the public employees' retirement system for service performed before July 27, 2003, as a full-time emergency medical technician serving the consortium.


April 1, 2016

To the Honorable President and Members,
The Senate of the State of Washington

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I am returning herewith, without my approval as to Section 1, Substitute Senate Bill No. 6523 entitled:

"AN ACT Relating to service credit for pension purposes for certain emergency medical services employees."

The first section of this bill is not necessary for the implementation of the bill, and it raises facts that are inconsistent with the remainder of the bill. This may cause confusion and make the statute less clear.

For these reasons I have vetoed Section 1 of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6523.

With the exception of Section 1, Substitute Senate Bill No. 6523 is approved.

Respectfully submitted,
Jay Inslee