Archive | 2022 Legislature

Support SB 5791

What to do? There are two pension bills being considered by the Senate Ways and Means Committee SB 5652 for LEOFF 2 and SB 5791 for LEOFF 1.  Both bills address the same subject, an enhanced benefit, a payment to members and surviving spouses out of each pension system surplus.  SB 5652 provides a benefit […]

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WSCFF Letter and Pension Bills

The Washington State Council of Firefighters (WSCFF) has sent out a letter to approximately 6,800 LEOFF 1 members.  It is a recruitment letter along with a DRS payroll deduction form for a $6.00 per month deduction or $72.00 per year.  The dues are equal to 25 percent of an active firefighter’s dues. The letter was […]

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LEOFF Hearings This Week

Important hearings are scheduled on bills impacting LEOFF 1 & 2. SB 5652 and HB 1701 are companion bills that will provide benefit enhancements for LEOFF 2 Active and Retired members. SB 5791 is the same as SB 5652 except that it extends the same benefits to Active and Retired LEOFF members as well. Please […]

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HB 1701 – A LEOFF 2 Bill

Everyone should be aware that the Legislature will start a new session on January 10, 2022.  It is a sixty-day session and will be a “virtual” session like the last one.  There have already been a lot of bills pre-filed.  Several are targeted at fixing some of the anti-police bills passed in the last session.  […]

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