November 23rd 2017

The Democrats Control the Legislature

The big question is, now that we have new leadership, what will it mean for LEOFF 1?

2017 election results put the Democrats in control of both the Senate and House. There are 49 Senators, with 25 Democrats and 23 Republicans. The House of Representatives has 98 members with 50 Democrats and 48 Republicans.


Select Committee on Pension Policy Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Select Committee on Pension Policy is holding a committee meeting on November 14th. The Full Committee meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. in House Hearing Room B. The Executive Committee will meet at 12:20 p.m. in House Conference Rooms B15/18.
Click here to read the meeting agenda.
Click here for the map!

LEOFF Plan 2 Retirement Board Meeting:

  • November 15, 2017
  • 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • DoubleTree Olympia - Capitol Room
  • 415 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501 - Click for map

Joyce Willms from the LEOFF 1 Coalition will be attending the LEOFF 2 Board Meeting. If you would like to join her, please call 360-570-1035 or toll free 877-553-6681 or email her at joyce@leoff1coalition.org.

Agenda:
  • Approval of Minutes
  • DRS Annual Update
  • WSIB Annual Update
  • LEOFF 2 Actuarial Valuation Report
  • Long Term Economic Assumptions
  • Economic Assumption Adoption
  • Administrative Update
  • Annual Trustee Training
  • Interruptive Military Service Credit Study
  • Benefit Improvement Pricing
  • Catastrophic Disability Medical Insurance
  • Off Duty LEOFF Employment
  • Disabled Members Return to Work
  • 2018 Calendar Adoption
  • Possible Executive Session
  • Agenda Items for Future Meetings

Assembly Day


Senate Legislative Assembly Days are scheduled for November 13 - November 15 House Legislative Assembly Days are scheduled for November 15 - November 17

Safety Alert!

Check your fire extinguishers! Extinguisher maker Kidde has recalled millions of models of their push button and pull handle fire extinguishers, dating back to the 1970s. Reportedly, the reason is that they have been found to not work properly. Click here to visit the Kidde website and find out what to look for in your fire extinguisher.


Legislators Return to Olympia

For a 4th Special Session


Lawmakers might return to Olympia in November to fix the Hirst Decision and to pass the Capital Budget.

Washington State Legislative Session:

2018 Regular 60 day session starts Monday, January 8 to Thursday, March 8, 2018


Keep Track with What's Happening at the Capital!


Washington State Wire - Click Here!
The Olympian: Politics/Government - Click Here!
The Seattle Times: Olympia Politics - Click Here!
The News Tribune: Politics & Government - Click Here!
The Columbian: Politics - Click Here!
The Spokesman: Washington Politics - Click Here!

Olympia capitol building

Lobby your legislator

Lobbying tips click here.

Who is the LEOFF1 Coalition?

...and why does the Coalition ask for money?
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Suggestive talking points when meeting with your local legislative candidates

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Positions Points on Pension Mergers and Raids

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Pension and Investments

Washington state high court rules pension benefit reductions are constitutional
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The LEOFF 1 Coalition website contains some files that come in a "pdf" format which requires Adobe's Acrobat Reader in order to view and search through the documents. If you don't already have it, you can download it here.  It's free from Adobe.

Adobe

Swisher v. City of Moses Lake Case letter from Joe Fischnaller, Atty - Click here

Finding of Fact Conclusions of Law and Order - case document filed Feb. 5, 2010 - Click here

Order of Motion for Summer Judgement - case document filed Oct. 9, 2009 - Click here

Superior Court of Washington for Grant County, Elvis T. Swisher vs City of Moses Lake - July 7, 2008 - Click here

State Legislators

Please read this
Bakenhus Decision 1956

RETIREMENT LAWS
of the
WASHINGTON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
and
FIREFIGHTERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Original 1970 Manual
Click here to read.


Medical Benefits For Plan1 Members
Wa.St. RCW 41.26.030 Section 19
Last Updated March 2017


Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Plan 1 Hand Book

Contact - 1-800-547-6657
Last Updated March 2017


Department of Retirement Systems

Leoff1 Plan Disability Benefits
Click Here

Leoff1 Plan Disability Board Guidelines
Click Here


What To Do When
A Death Occurs

Click Here

Contact - 1-800-547-6657 ext.47081


Washington State Department of Retirement Systems
360.664.7000
800.547.6657
WEBSITE


Annual Inflation
Click Here
Last Updated March 2014


Lifetime Retirement
Planning Frequently
Asked Questions

Click Here
Contact - 1-800-547-6657Last Updated 2010


For more government information and phone numbers, Click Here!


Social Security
Main Website: http://www.ssa.gov
Find an Office: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp
Contact: 1-800-772-1213
TTY: 1-800-352-0778

Veteran’s Benefits
After Death Occurs

Benefits:
1-800-827-1000

Health Care:
1-877-222-VETS (8387)

VA Inspector General:
1-800-488-8244

Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)

Legislator Information!
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more information.