WSR 08-11-127

OFFICE OF

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

[ Filed May 21, 2008, 11:20 a.m. ]


Notice of Metropolitan Park Commission Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for metropolitan park commissioners are set in statute. RCW 35.61.150 provides that payment of compensation for each commissioner may be at a rate up to ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each commissioner not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 35.61.150 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 35.61.150 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).


Notice of Fire District Board Member Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for fire district board members are set in statute. RCW 52.14.010 provides that payment of compensation for each board member shall be at a rate of ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each board member not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 52.14.010 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 52.14.010 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).


Notice of Port District Commission Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for port district commissioners are set in statute. RCW 53.12.260 provides that payment of compensation for each commissioner may be at a rate of ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each commissioner not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year ten thousand eight hundred dollars ($10,800) per year for districts with a gross operating income of twenty-five million or more in the preceding calendar year. RCW 53.12.260 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984) and twelve thousand five hundred and thirty-five dollars ($12,535) per year with a gross operating income of twenty-five million or more in the preceding calendar year. The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] or ten thousand eight hundred dollars ($10,800) per year for districts with a gross operating income of twenty-five million or more in the preceding calendar year in RCW 53.12.260 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984) and twelve thousand five hundred and thirty-five dollars ($12,535) per year for a port with a gross operating income of twenty-five million or more in the preceding calendar year.


Notice of Public Utility District Commission Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for public utility district commissioners are set in statute. RCW 54.12.080 provides that payment of compensation for each commissioner may be at a rate not exceeding ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each commissioner not to exceed twelve thousand six hundred dollars ($12,600) per year. RCW 54.12.080 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of fourteen thousand five hundred and sixty-four dollars ($14,560) [($14,564)]. The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of twelve thousand six hundred dollars ($12,600) in RCW 54.12.080 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of fourteen thousand five hundred and sixty dollars ($14,560).


Notice of Water-Sewer District Board Member Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for water-sewer district board members are set in statute. RCW 57.12.010 provides that payment of compensation for each board member shall be at a rate of ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each board member not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 57.12.010 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 57.12.010 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).


Notice of Cemetery District Commission Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for cemetery district commissioners are set in statute. RCW 68.52.220 provides that payment of compensation for each commissioner may be at a rate up to ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each commissioner not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 68.52.220 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation up to ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 68.52.220 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).


Notice of Public Hospital District Commission Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for public hospital district commissioners are set in statute. RCW 70.44.050 provides that payment of compensation for each commissioner may be at a rate up to ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each commissioner not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 70.44.050 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of up to ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 70.44.050 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).


Notice of Board of Diking Commissioners Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for board of diking commissioners are set in statute. RCW 85.05.410 provides that payment of compensation for each commissioner may be at a rate up to ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each commissioner not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 85.05.410 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of up to ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 85.05.410 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).


Notice of Board of Drainage Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for board and members of the board of drainage commissioners are set in statute. RCW 85.06.380 provides that payment of compensation for each commissioner may be at a rate up to ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each commissioner not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 85.06.380 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of up to ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 85.06.380 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).


Notice of Diking, Drainage and Sewerage Improvement District Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for the members of the board of supervisors in a diking, drainage and sewerage improvement district are set in statute. RCW 85.08.320 provides that payment of compensation for each member may be at a rate up to ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each member not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 85.08.320 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of up to ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 85.08.320 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).


Notice of Diking and Drainage Districts in Two or More Counties Commission Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for members of diking and drainage districts in two or more counties are set in statute. RCW 85.24.080 provides that payment of compensation for each member may be at a rate up to ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each member not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 85.24.080 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of up to ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 85.24.080 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).


Notice of Flood Control District Board of Directors Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for flood control district board of directors are set in statute. RCW 86.09.283 provides that payment of compensation for each board member may be at a rate up to ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each board member not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 86.09.283 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of up to ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 86.09.283 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).


Notice of Irrigation District Board Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for irrigation district directors are set in statute. RCW 87.03.460 provides that payment of compensation for each director may be at a rate up to ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each director not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 87.03.460 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of up to ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 87.03.460 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).


Notice of Public Transportation Benefit Authority Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for members of a public transportation benefit authority are set in statute. RCW 36.75A.050 provides that payment of compensation for each member may be at a rate up to ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each member not to exceed seventy-five days, except the chair who may be paid for not more than one hundred days per year, which equals eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 35.75A.050 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of up to ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 35.75A.050 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).


Notice of Special District Governing Body Dollar Threshold Adjustment


Compensation limits for special district governing body members are set in statute. RCW 85.38.075 provides that payment of compensation for each member may be at a rate up to ninety dollars ($90) per day, with compensation for each member not to exceed eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,640) per year. RCW 85.38.075 also provides for the office of financial management to adjust this dollar threshold for inflation every five years, beginning July 1, 2008. The adjustment is to be based upon changes in the consumer price index for "wage earners and clerical workers, all items" compiled by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, United States Department of Labor during that five-year period. The new dollar threshold shall be transmitted to the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register at least one month before the new threshold takes effect.

In accordance with the requirements set forth above, the office of financial management submits for publication the new dollar threshold. The new dollar threshold is up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984). The new dollar threshold takes effect July 5, 2008.

This new threshold was calculated as follows. Over the five-year period from April 2003 to April 2008, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Washington area as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, increased by 16.1%. Increasing the daily rate of compensation of up to ninety dollars ($90) per day and the annual compensation limit of eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars ($8,604) [($8,640)] in RCW 85.38.075 by the rate of increase for the consumer price index results in an updated threshold of up to one hundred and four dollars ($104) per day with a new annual compensation limit of nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-four dollars ($9,984).

If you have any questions or need further information, contact Jim Schmidt at jim.schmidt@ofm.wa.gov.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office