WSR 09-14-022

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD FOR VOLUNTEER

FIREFIGHTERS AND RESERVE OFFICERS

[ Filed June 22, 2009, 4:28 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: To amend chapter 491-02 WAC to adopt new actuarial tables for use in calculating joint survivor pensions, survivor pensions, and lump sum settlements for pensions.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.24.290(2).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The office of the state actuary has produced new tables based upon new mortality rates.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and calculations by the office of the state actuary.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers, P.O. Box 114, 605 East 11th Avenue, Suite #112, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 753-7318, fax (360) 586-1987, e-mail brigettes@bvff.wa.gov.

June 22, 2009

Brigette K. Smith

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office