Chapter 41.26 RCW
Provisions applicable to "plan 1" and "plan 2."
Short title.
Purpose of chapter.
"Minimum medical and health standards" defined.
System createdMembershipFunds.
Minimum medical and health standards.
Minimum medical and health standardsBoard to adoptPublication and distributionEmployer certification procedures.
Minimum medical and health standardsExemptionsEmployer may adopt higher standards.
Special death benefitDeath in the course of employmentDeath from disease or infection arising from employmentAnnual adjustment.
Exemption from judicial process, taxesExceptionsDeduction for insurance upon request.
No bond required on appeal to court.
Benefit calculationLimitation.
Establishing, restoring service credit.
Disability retirementCriminal conduct.
"PLAN 1"
Provisions applicable to plan 1.
Funding total liability of plan 1 system.
Retirement for service.
Allowance on retirement for service.
Purchase of actuarially equivalent life annuity benefit upon retirementPurchase by past retirees.
City and county disability boards authorizedCompositionTermsReimbursement for travel expensesDuties.
Director of retirement systems to adopt rules governing disability boardsRemand of orders not in accordance with rules.
Retirement for disability incurred in the line of duty.
Retirement for disability not incurred in the line of duty.
Allowance on retirement for disability.
Cessation of disabilityDetermination.
Reexaminations of disability beneficiariesReentryAppeal.
Sickness or disability benefitsMedical services.
Death benefitsDuty or military service connected.
Death benefitsNonduty connected.
Ex spouse qualifying as surviving spouse.
Optional reduced retirement allowanceContinues for spouse otherwise ineligible for survivor benefits.
Refund of contributions on discontinuance of serviceReentry.
Credit for military service.
Credit for service under prior pension systemRestoration of withdrawn contributions.
Credit for service under prior pension systemService not covered under prior system.
Transfer of service credit from other retirement systemIrrevocable election allowed.
Service credit for paid leave of absenceApplication to elected officials of labor organizations.
Purchase of additional service creditCostsRules.
Appeal to director of retirement systems.
Notice for hearing required prior to petitioning for judicial review.
Increases or decreases in retirement allowances to be determined by department in accordance with consumer price index.
Increase in presently payable benefits for service or disability authorized.
Increase in certain presently payable death benefits authorized.
Declaration of policy respecting benefits for injury or deathCivil actions abolished.
Cause of action for injury or death, when.
Severability1969 ex.s. c 209.
Act to control inconsistencies.
Effective date1969 ex.s. c 209.
"PLAN 2"
Provisions applicable to plan 2.
Computation of the retirement allowance.
Lump sum retirement allowanceReentryConditions for reinstatement of service.
Retirement for service.
Additional service credit purchaseRules.
Transfer of service credit from other retirement systemEnforcement officer for department of fish and wildlife.
Transfer of service credit from other retirement systemFirefighter serving at a prison or civil commitment center on an island.
Post-retirement cost-of-living.
Port districts and institutions of higher educationEmployer and state contributionsRecovery of contributions.
Options for payment of retirement allowancesRetirement allowance adjustmentCourt-approved property settlement.
Optional actuarially equivalent life annuity benefitRulesDefinition.
Earned disability allowanceCancellation of allowanceReentryReceipt of service credit while disabledConditionsDisposition upon death of recipientDisabled in the line of dutyTotal disabilityReimbursement for certain paymentsDisabled while providing emergency management services.
Disabled in the line of dutyContinuation of service creditConditions.
Use of shared leaveImpact on calculation of service credit and final average salary.
Industrial insurance.
Application for and effective date of retirement allowances.
Suspension of retirement allowance upon reemploymentReinstatementOption to enter into membership.
Death benefits.
Service credit for paid leave of absence, officers of labor organizations, unpaid leave of absence, military service, death or disability while providing emergency management services.
Vested membership.
Refund of contributions on termination.
Emergency medical techniciansEstablishing service creditDates—Process—Contributions.
Emergency medical techniciansMember elects to transfer under RCW 41.26.545DeathRetirement for disability.
Emergency medical techniciansJob relocationRetirement options.
Intent2003 c 2.
Board of trusteesCreatedSelection of trusteesTerms of officeVacancies.
Board of trusteesPolitical party representation.
Additional duties and powers of board.
Board of trusteesPowersMeeting proceduresQuorumJudicial reviewBudget.
Board of trusteesContributionsMinimum and increased benefits.
Joint committee on pension policyPension funding council.
Plan 2 expense fundBoard oversight and administrationState investment board.
Asset management.
Reimbursement for expenses.
Local public safety enhancement accountCreationDistributionUses.
Local public safety enhancement accountTransfers into account.
Local law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system benefits improvement accountCreationUseAdministrationInvestments.
Effective date2003 c 2 (Initiative Measure No. 790).
Effective date2003 c 92.
Effective date1977 ex.s. c 294.
ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.
Reviser's note: Throughout chapter 41.26 RCW, the phrase "this act" has been changed to "this chapter." 1969 ex.s. c 209 consists of this chapter and RCW 41.16.145, 41.18.010, 41.18.040, 41.18.045, 41.18.060, 41.18.100, 41.18.102, 41.18.104, 41.18.130, 41.18.190, 41.20.005, 41.20.085, 41.20.170, 41.20.050, and 41.20.060.
Numerical designations1998 c 341: "(1) The legislature declares that changing the numerical designation of the different retirement plans within the retirement systems from Roman numerals to Arabic numerals is of no substantive importance.
(2) The code reviser, under RCW 1.08.025, is directed to change the numerical designation of the retirement plans as follows:
(a) Where "I" is used, replace with "1";
(b) Where "II" is used, replace with "2"; and
(c) Where "III" is used, replace with "3."" [1998 c 341 § 709.] This section takes effect September 1, 2000.
Emergency medical technician or first aid vehicle operator prohibited from joining system solely on basis of such service: RCW 41.24.050.
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