Chapter 41.26 RCW



HTMLPDF 41.26.005Provisions applicable to "plan 1" and "plan 2."
HTMLPDF 41.26.010Short title.
HTMLPDF 41.26.020Purpose of chapter.
HTMLPDF 41.26.030Definitions.
HTMLPDF 41.26.035"Minimum medical and health standards" defined.
HTMLPDF 41.26.040System createdMembershipFunds.
HTMLPDF 41.26.045Minimum medical and health standards.
HTMLPDF 41.26.046Minimum medical and health standardsBoard to adoptPublication and distributionEmployer certification procedures.
HTMLPDF 41.26.047Minimum medical and health standardsExemptionsEmployer may adopt higher standards.
HTMLPDF 41.26.048Special death benefitDeath in the course of employmentDeath from disease or infection arising from employmentAnnual adjustment.
HTMLPDF 41.26.053Exemption from judicial process, taxesExceptionsDeduction for insurance upon request.
HTMLPDF 41.26.056No bond required on appeal to court.
HTMLPDF 41.26.057Benefit calculationLimitation.
HTMLPDF 41.26.059Establishing, restoring service credit.
HTMLPDF 41.26.061Disability retirementCriminal conduct.
HTMLPDF 41.26.062FalsificationPenalty.
"PLAN 1"
HTMLPDF 41.26.075Provisions applicable to plan 1.
HTMLPDF 41.26.080Funding total liability of plan 1 system.
HTMLPDF 41.26.090Retirement for service.
HTMLPDF 41.26.100Allowance on retirement for service.
HTMLPDF 41.26.105Purchase of actuarially equivalent life annuity benefit upon retirementPurchase by past retirees.
HTMLPDF 41.26.110Disability boards authorizedCompositionTermsReimbursement for travel expensesDuties.
HTMLPDF 41.26.115Director of retirement systems to adopt rules governing disability boardsRemand of orders not in accordance with rules.
HTMLPDF 41.26.120Retirement for disability incurred in the line of duty.
HTMLPDF 41.26.125Retirement for disability not incurred in the line of duty.
HTMLPDF 41.26.130Allowance on retirement for disability.
HTMLPDF 41.26.135Cessation of disabilityDetermination.
HTMLPDF 41.26.140Reexaminations of disability beneficiariesReentryAppeal.
HTMLPDF 41.26.150Sickness or disability benefitsMedical services.
HTMLPDF 41.26.160Death benefitsDuty or military service connected.
HTMLPDF 41.26.161Death benefitsNonduty connected.
HTMLPDF 41.26.162Ex spouse qualifying as surviving spouse.
HTMLPDF 41.26.164Optional reduced retirement allowanceContinues for spouse otherwise ineligible for survivor benefits.
HTMLPDF 41.26.170Refund of contributions on discontinuance of serviceReentry.
HTMLPDF 41.26.190Credit for military service.
HTMLPDF 41.26.192Credit for service under prior pension systemRestoration of withdrawn contributions.
HTMLPDF 41.26.194Credit for service under prior pension systemService not covered under prior system.
HTMLPDF 41.26.195Transfer of service credit from other retirement systemIrrevocable election allowed.
HTMLPDF 41.26.197Service credit for paid leave of absenceApplication to elected officials of labor organizations.
HTMLPDF 41.26.199Purchase of additional service creditCostsRules.
HTMLPDF 41.26.200Appeal to director of retirement systems.
HTMLPDF 41.26.211Notice for hearing required prior to petitioning for judicial review.
HTMLPDF 41.26.221HearingConduct.
HTMLPDF 41.26.240Increases or decreases in retirement allowances to be determined by department in accordance with consumer price index.
HTMLPDF 41.26.250Increase in presently payable benefits for service or disability authorized.
HTMLPDF 41.26.260Increase in certain presently payable death benefits authorized.
HTMLPDF 41.26.270Declaration of policy respecting benefits for injury or deathCivil actions abolished.
HTMLPDF 41.26.281Cause of action for injury or death, when.
HTMLPDF 41.26.291Lump sum defined benefitPayable January 31, 2023.
HTMLPDF 41.26.3901Severability1969 ex.s. c 209.
HTMLPDF 41.26.3902Act to control inconsistencies.
HTMLPDF 41.26.3903Effective date1969 ex.s. c 209.
"PLAN 2"
HTMLPDF 41.26.410Provisions applicable to plan 2.
HTMLPDF 41.26.420Computation of the retirement allowance.
HTMLPDF 41.26.425Lump sum retirement allowanceReentryConditions for reinstatement of service.
HTMLPDF 41.26.430Retirement for service.
HTMLPDF 41.26.432Additional service credit purchaseRules.
HTMLPDF 41.26.435Transfer of service credit from other retirement systemEnforcement officer for department of fish and wildlife.
HTMLPDF 41.26.436Transfer of service credit from other retirement systemFirefighter serving at a prison or civil commitment center on an island.
HTMLPDF 41.26.440Post-retirement cost-of-living.
HTMLPDF 41.26.450Port districts and institutions of higher educationEmployer and state contributionsRecovery of contributions.
HTMLPDF 41.26.460Options for payment of retirement allowancesRetirement allowance adjustmentCourt-approved property settlement.
HTMLPDF 41.26.463Optional actuarially equivalent life annuity benefitRulesDefinition.
HTMLPDF 41.26.470Earned 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.
HTMLPDF 41.26.473Disabled in the line of dutyContinuation of service creditConditions.
HTMLPDF 41.26.476Use of shared leaveImpact on calculation of service credit and final average salary.
HTMLPDF 41.26.480Industrial insurance.
HTMLPDF 41.26.490Application for and effective date of retirement allowances.
HTMLPDF 41.26.500Suspension of retirement allowance upon reemploymentReinstatementOption to enter into membership.
HTMLPDF 41.26.510Death benefits.
HTMLPDF 41.26.520Service credit for paid leave of absence, officers of labor organizations, unpaid leave of absence, military service, death or disability while providing emergency management services.
HTMLPDF 41.26.530Vested membership.
HTMLPDF 41.26.540Refund of contributions on termination.
HTMLPDF 41.26.545Emergency medical techniciansEstablishing service creditDates—Process—Contributions.
HTMLPDF 41.26.546Emergency medical techniciansMember elects to transfer under RCW 41.26.545DeathRetirement for disability.
HTMLPDF 41.26.550Reentry.
HTMLPDF 41.26.555Lump sum defined benefitPayable January 31, 2023.
HTMLPDF 41.26.565Tribal general authority peace officersState-tribal compacts.
HTMLPDF 41.26.567Tribal general authority peace officersEstablishing service credit for prior service.
HTMLPDF 41.26.570Overpayments of benefits caused by employer error.
HTMLPDF 41.26.700OverviewIntent.
HTMLPDF 41.26.705Intent2003 c 2.
HTMLPDF 41.26.710Definitions.
HTMLPDF 41.26.715Board of trusteesCreatedSelection of trusteesTerms of officeVacancies.
HTMLPDF 41.26.7151Board of trusteesPolitical party representation.
HTMLPDF 41.26.717Additional duties and powers of board.
HTMLPDF 41.26.720Board of trusteesPowersMeeting proceduresQuorumJudicial reviewBudget.
HTMLPDF 41.26.725Board of trusteesContributionsMinimum and increased benefits.
HTMLPDF 41.26.730Joint committee on pension policyPension funding council.
HTMLPDF 41.26.732Plan 2 expense fundBoard oversight and administrationState investment board.
HTMLPDF 41.26.735Asset management.
HTMLPDF 41.26.740Reimbursement for expenses.
HTMLPDF 41.26.802Local law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system benefits improvement accountTransfers.
HTMLPDF 41.26.805Local law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system benefits improvement accountCreationUseAdministrationInvestments.
HTMLPDF 41.26.904Effective date2003 c 2 (Initiative Measure No. 790).
HTMLPDF 41.26.906Effective date2003 c 92.
HTMLPDF 41.26.921Effective date1977 ex.s. c 294.
HTMLPDF 41.26.922ConstructionChapter 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 s 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.