May 20th 2019

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IMPORTANT BILL TO WATCH: SB 5983

This bill would improve the local Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters Retirement System Benefits Account by transferring $300 million from the LEOFF Plan 2 Retirement Fund. This would still leave the LEOFF Plan 2 Retirement Fund at 106% over funded.

“An act relating to the law enforcement officers’ and firefighters’ plan 2 pension system; amending RCW 41.26.802 and 41.26.805; creating a new section; repealing RCW 41.26.800; and declaring an emergency.

“Therefore, the legislature declares that it is the purpose of this act to hasten the affordability of law enforcement officers’ and firefighters’ plan 2 benefit improvements, consistent with the intent associated with the creation of the benefits improvement fund, and designate reserves of the law enforcement officers’ and firefighters’ plan 2 for the sole purpose of benefit improvements.

“On July 1, 2019, the state treasurer shall transfer the sum of three hundred million dollars from the law enforcement officers’ and firefighters’ plan 2 retirement fun to the local law enforcement officers’ and firefighters’ retirement system benefits improvement account.”

Click here to read SB 5983.

Click here to read about the LEOFF 2 Benefit Improvement Account.

Click here to read about a LEOFF 1 and LEOFF 2 Merger.


Bill Dickinson testifies on HB 2051

2051 testimony

HB 2051 allows any active or retired firefighter or law enforcement officer who resides within the jurisdiction served by the board to be elected to a pre-LEOFF and LEOFF Plan 1 disability board, if no eligible active or retired firefighter or law enforcement officer is willing or able.

Click here to watch the testimony on TVW.org.

Click here to read the complete document.

Joyce Willms Testifies on SB 5920

5920 testimony

SB 5920 expands eligibility of who can serve on firefighter and law enforcement officer pension and disability boards to include active or retired firefighters or law enforcement officers residing in the district yet not subject to the jurisdiction of the board, when no eligible firefighter and law enforcement officer is willing or able to be elected.

Click here to watch the testimony on TVW.org.

Click here to read the complete document.

Joyce Willms testifies on SB 5894 - 2/18/19

5894 testimony

SB 5894 allows the firefighter's pension levy to continue to be levied specifically for funding medical benefits under the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system.

Click here to watch the testimony on TVW.org.

Click here to read the complete document.

no-i940

Vote NO on I-940

This initiative is on the ballot and is opposed by the LEOFF I Coalition, Washington State Patrol Troopers Association, Washington State Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and the Washington State Council of Police and Sheriffs.

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We have received several phone calls from the LEOFF I Coalition members requesting we vote no on I-1639.
Click here for more information on this initiative.


Public Records Act

Legislators that Voted for Senate Bill 6617


Bill History
2018 REGULAR SESSION
Feb 22
Read first time, rules suspended, and placed on second reading calendar. (View Original Bill)

Feb 23
Floor amendment(s) adopted.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 41; nays, 7; absent, 1; excused, 0. (View 1st Engrossed) (View Roll Calls)

IN THE HOUSE
Feb 23
Read first time, rules suspended, and placed on second reading calendar.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 83; nays, 14; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View Roll Calls)

Roll Call
ESB 6617
Legislative records
3rd Reading & Final Passage
2/23/2018

Yeas: 41 Nays: 7 Absent: 1 Excused: 0
Voting Yea: Senators Angel, Bailey, Becker, Billig, Braun, Brown, Chase, Cleveland, Conway, Darneille, Dhingra, Ericksen, Fortunato, Frockt, Hasegawa, Hawkins, Hobbs, Honeyford, Hunt, Keiser, King, Kuderer, Liias, McCoy, Mullet, Nelson, Padden, Palumbo, Pedersen, Rivers, Rolfes, Saldaña, Schoesler, Sheldon, Short, Takko, Van De Wege, Warnick, Wellman, Wilson, Zeiger

Voting Nay: Senators Baumgartner, Carlyle, Fain, Miloscia, O`Ban, Ranker, Wagoner

Absent: Senator Walsh


Yeas: 83 Nays: 14 Absent: 0 Excused: 1
Voting Yea: Representatives Appleton, Barkis, Bergquist, Blake, Buys, Chandler, Chapman, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, DeBolt, Dent, Doglio, Dolan, Dye, Eslick, Fitzgibbon, Frame, Goodman, Gregerson, Griffey, Haler, Hansen, Hargrove, Harris, Hayes, Holy, Hudgins, Irwin, Jenkin, Jinkins, Johnson, Kagi, Kirby, Klippert, Kloba, Kretz, Kristiansen, Lovick, Lytton, MacEwen, Macri, Manweller, Maycumber, McBride, McCabe, McCaslin, McDonald, Morris, Nealey, Orcutt, Ormsby, Ortiz-Self, Peterson, Pettigrew, Pike, Pollet, Riccelli, Robinson, Rodne, Ryu, Santos, Schmick, Sells, Senn, Shea, Slatter, Springer, Stanford, Steele, Stokesbary, Stonier, Sullivan, Tarleton, Taylor, Tharinger, Valdez, Van Werven, Vick, Volz, Wilcox, Wylie, Chopp

Voting Nay: Representatives Caldier, Fey, Graves, Harmsworth, Kilduff, Kraft, Muri, Orwall, Pellicciotti, Reeves, Sawyer, Stambaugh, Walsh, Young

Absent:

Excused: Representative Smith

SB6668 information 2015-2016

LEOFF I Pension Notice - 1.4.2010

House Bill 2097

Legislative Bills passed: HB2226, HB2519, HB2625

CONCERNING SHB2688/ SB6447 “NO-CAP” 2006 LEGISLATIVE BILL
By Mark Curtis - 3/31/06

EVOLUTION OF A PENSION FUND ABUSE
By Mark Curtis - 2/24/06

It's Your Money

Proposed Pension Contribution Rate Adjustments

SB 6166 Overview / Historical

SB 6166 Opposition / Historical

SB 6166 Press Releases / Historical

SB 6166 Questions & Answers / Historical

SB 6166 Ways & Means Hearings / Historical

Washington Votes