Less Government, Lower Taxes and More Freedom – 2014 Legislative Session Day 11

The Appropriations Committee is hearing testimony on four bills today. Substitute House Bill 1072 creates the Agricultural Labor Skills and Safety Grant Program, administered by the Department of Commerce.

House Bill 2048 removes the option of Plan 3 members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), and the School Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) to select a new contribution rate option each year for their individual defined contribution accounts.

House Bill 2436 creates the non-appropriated Public Employees’ Benefits’ Board (PEBB) Benefits Account and permits the Health Care Authority to contract for benefits or services directly using funds from the Benefits Account.

House Bill 2456 removes the July 1, 2023 expiration of the portion of the Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Retirement System Plan 2 (LEOFF 2) membership definition that includes qualified Emergency Medical Technicians in LEOFF 2.

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