Archive | 2017 Legislature

Information about bills and actions in the 2017 Legislative Session

SCPP Meeting | June 20 Agenda

Pension Policy, Select Committee – 6/20/2017 10:00 a.m. Full Committee House Hearing Rm B John L. O’Brien Building Olympia, WA Agenda: Approval of May Minutes. Update: Subgroup on Tribal Schools. Overview on Military Service Credit. Briefing on Military Service Credit.

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The Legislature Still in Session

2017 Special Sessions Update The 2017 Washington State Legislature has not yet adjourned. Nothing much is happening in Olympia as the Legislature continues in its second special session.  Everything seems to focus on Education funding and the McCleary Decision. The closely divided legislature just can’t seem to come to an agreed solution. The Legislature adjourned […]

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SCPP Meeting May 16, 2017

The Select Committee will review legislation that passed and failed to pass from the current session.  There does not appear to be anything of specific concern on the agenda for this meeting. May 16, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.* House Hearing Room B Olympia AGENDA *These times are estimates and are subject to change […]

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Pension Policy, Select Committee – 5/16/2017 12:15 p.m.

Pension Policy, Select Committee – 5/16/2017 12:15 p.m. Executive Committee House Conf. Rooms B15/18 John L. O’Brien Building Olympia, WA Agenda: Approval of Minutes. AAG Update. Optional Discussion of Today’s Full Committee Items. Constituent Correspondence. June Meeting Agenda. Discussion/Other Business. – SAAC. For further details, visit the SCPP website at http://leg.wa.gov/SCPP. Meeting start time subject […]

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Sine Die – April 23

The legislature is coming up to the last day of session on Sunday, April 23, also called Sine Die.  With no budget agreement in sight. The Governor is calling them back into a 30 day session on Monday.  As of now, there is no merger proposal in either budget so we are waiting and watching.  […]

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Legislature, Day 102

Today, April 20, 2017, is Day 102 of the 2017 Regular Session.  So far we had no proposed legislation that would directly attack the LEOFF 1 pension or move toward the merger of LEOFF 1 with some other system.  As of now both the House and the Senate have passed their budgets and they are […]

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Budget Negotiations

The Senate has passed its budget proposal and the House has issued theirs. Since each chamber has revealed its budget proposal, budget negotiations will soon begin in earnest.  These negotiations are always done in secret by a small specially selected group from each house. Occasional updates are provided by legislative leadership to the media. As has […]

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Dueling Budgets

Dueling Budgets Merger of LEOFF 1 with any other system did not appear in either the Senate or House proposed budgets. While it now appears we are safe for this legislative session it is important to remember that the session is far from over.  Additionally, there is a significant disparity between the two budget proposals.  […]

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Senate Budget Proposal Attacks LEOFF 2 – No Merger

Senate Releases 2017-2019 Omnibus Operating Budget (PSSB 5048)  The Senate released their 2017-2019 Omnibus Operating Budget (PSSB 5048) March 21st.. Issues Impacting LEOFF Plan 2: Contribution Rates (Sections 939 & 940) Except for fire protection districts, the State contribution to LEOFF Plan 2 is eliminated making the contribution rate funding ratio 50% member and 50% […]

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