Chapter 41.31A RCW

EXTRAORDINARY INVESTMENT GAINSPLAN 3

Sections

41.31A.020Extraordinary investment gainCredited to member accountsPersons eligibleCalculation of amountContractual right not granted (as amended by 2007 c 491).
41.31A.020Extraordinary investment gainCredited to member accountsPersons eligibleCalculation of amountContractual right not granted (as amended by 2007 c 492).
41.31A.020Extraordinary investment gainCredited to member accountsPersons eligibleCalculation of amountContractual right not granted.


Extraordinary investment gainCredited to member accountsPersons eligibleCalculation of amountContractual right not granted (as amended by 2007 c 491).

(1) On January 1, 2004, and on January 1st of even-numbered years thereafter, the member account of a person meeting the requirements of this section shall be credited by the extraordinary investment gain amount.
(2) The following persons, hired prior to July 1, 2007, shall be eligible for the benefit provided in subsection (1) of this section:
(a) Any member of the teachers' retirement system plan 3, the Washington school employees' retirement system plan 3, or the public employees' retirement system plan 3 who earned service credit during the twelve-month period from September 1st to August 31st immediately preceding the distribution and had a balance of at least one thousand dollars in their member account on August 31st of the year immediately preceding the distribution; or
(b) Any person in receipt of a benefit pursuant to RCW 41.32.875, 41.35.680, or 41.40.820; or
(c) Any person who is a retiree pursuant to *RCW 41.34.020(8) and who:
(i) Completed ten service credit years; or
(ii) Completed five service credit years, including twelve service months after attaining age fifty-four; or
(d) Any teacher who is a retiree pursuant to *RCW 41.34.020(8) and who has completed five service credit years by July 1, 1996, under plan 2 and who transferred to plan 3 under RCW 41.32.817; or
(e) Any classified employee who is a retiree pursuant to *RCW 41.34.020(8) and who has completed five service credit years by September 1, 2000, and who transferred to plan 3 under RCW 41.35.510; or
(f) Any public employee who is a retiree pursuant to *RCW 41.34.020(8) and who has completed five service credit years by March 1, 2002, and who transferred to plan 3 under RCW 41.40.795; or
(g) Any person who had a balance of at least one thousand dollars in their member account on August 31st of the year immediately preceding the distribution and who:
(i) Completed ten service credit years; or
(ii) Completed five service credit years, including twelve service months after attaining age fifty-four; or
(h) Any teacher who had a balance of at least one thousand dollars in their member account on August 31st of the year immediately preceding the distribution and who has completed five service credit years by July 1, 1996, under plan 2 and who transferred to plan 3 under RCW 41.32.817; or
(i) Any classified employee who had a balance of at least one thousand dollars in their member account on August 31st of the year immediately preceding the distribution and who has completed five service credit years by September 1, 2000, and who transferred to plan 3 under RCW 41.35.510; or
(j) Any public employee who had a balance of at least one thousand dollars in their member account on August 31st of the year immediately preceding the distribution and who has completed five service credit years by March 1, 2002, and who transferred to plan 3 under RCW 41.40.795.
(3) The extraordinary investment gain amount shall be calculated as follows:
(a) One-half of the sum of the value of the net assets held in trust for pension benefits in the teachers' retirement system combined plan 2 and 3 fund, the Washington school employees' retirement system combined plan 2 and 3 fund, and the public employees' retirement system combined plan 2 and 3 fund at the close of the previous state fiscal year not including the amount attributable to member accounts;
(b) Multiplied by the amount which the compound average of investment returns on those assets over the previous four state fiscal years exceeds ten percent;
(c) Multiplied by the proportion of:
(i) The sum of the service credit on August 31st of the previous year of all persons eligible for the benefit provided in subsection (1) of this section; to
(ii) The sum of the service credit on August 31st of the previous year of:
(A) All persons eligible for the benefit provided in subsection (1) of this section;
(B) Any person who earned service credit in the teachers' retirement system plan 2, the Washington school employees' retirement system plan 2, or the public employees' retirement system plan 2 during the twelve-month period from September 1st to August 31st immediately preceding the distribution;
(C) Any person in receipt of a benefit pursuant to RCW 41.32.765, 41.35.420, or 41.40.630; and
(D) Any person with five or more years of service in the teachers' retirement system plan 2, the Washington school employees' retirement system plan 2, or the public employees' retirement system plan 2;
(d) Divided proportionally among persons eligible for the benefit provided in subsection (1) of this section on the basis of their service credit total on August 31st of the previous year.
(4) The legislature reserves the right to amend or repeal this section in the future and no member or beneficiary has a contractual right to receive this distribution not granted prior to that time.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: RCW 41.34.020 was amended by 2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 31, changing subsection (8) to subsection (7).
Effective date2007 c 491 §§ 1, 3, and 7: See note following RCW 41.32.835.
SeverabilityConflict with federal requirements2007 c 491: See notes following RCW 41.32.765.

Extraordinary investment gainCredited to member accountsPersons eligibleCalculation of amountContractual right not granted (as amended by 2007 c 492).

(1) On January 1, 2004, and on January 1st of even-numbered years thereafter, the member account of a person meeting the requirements of this section shall be credited by the extraordinary investment gain amount.
(2) The following persons shall be eligible for the benefit provided in subsection (1) of this section:
(a) Any member of the teachers' retirement system plan 3, the Washington school employees' retirement system plan 3, or the public employees' retirement system plan 3 who earned service credit during the twelve-month period from September 1st to August 31st immediately preceding the distribution and had a balance of at least one thousand dollars in their member account on August 31st of the year immediately preceding the distribution; or
(b) Any person in receipt of a benefit pursuant to RCW 41.32.875, 41.35.680, or 41.40.820; or
(c) Any person who is a retiree pursuant to *RCW 41.34.020(8) and who:
(i) Completed ten service credit years; or
(ii) Completed five service credit years, including twelve service months after attaining age ((fifty-four)) forty-four; or
(d) Any teacher who is a retiree pursuant to *RCW 41.34.020(8) and who has completed five service credit years by July 1, 1996, under plan 2 and who transferred to plan 3 under RCW 41.32.817; or
(e) Any classified employee who is a retiree pursuant to *RCW 41.34.020(8) and who has completed five service credit years by September 1, 2000, and who transferred to plan 3 under RCW 41.35.510; or
(f) Any public employee who is a retiree pursuant to *RCW 41.34.020(8) and who has completed five service credit years by March 1, 2002, and who transferred to plan 3 under RCW 41.40.795; or
(g) Any person who had a balance of at least one thousand dollars in their member account on August 31st of the year immediately preceding the distribution and who:
(i) Completed ten service credit years; or
(ii) Completed five service credit years, including twelve service months after attaining age ((fifty-four)) forty-four; or
(h) Any teacher who had a balance of at least one thousand dollars in their member account on August 31st of the year immediately preceding the distribution and who has completed five service credit years by July 1, 1996, under plan 2 and who transferred to plan 3 under RCW 41.32.817; or
(i) Any classified employee who had a balance of at least one thousand dollars in their member account on August 31st of the year immediately preceding the distribution and who has completed five service credit years by September 1, 2000, and who transferred to plan 3 under RCW 41.35.510; or
(j) Any public employee who had a balance of at least one thousand dollars in their member account on August 31st of the year immediately preceding the distribution and who has completed five service credit years by March 1, 2002, and who transferred to plan 3 under RCW 41.40.795.
(3) The extraordinary investment gain amount shall be calculated as follows:
(a) One-half of the sum of the value of the net assets held in trust for pension benefits in the teachers' retirement system combined plan 2 and 3 fund, the Washington school employees' retirement system combined plan 2 and 3 fund, and the public employees' retirement system combined plan 2 and 3 fund at the close of the previous state fiscal year not including the amount attributable to member accounts;
(b) Multiplied by the amount which the compound average of investment returns on those assets over the previous four state fiscal years exceeds ten percent;
(c) Multiplied by the proportion of:
(i) The sum of the service credit on August 31st of the previous year of all persons eligible for the benefit provided in subsection (1) of this section; to
(ii) The sum of the service credit on August 31st of the previous year of:
(A) All persons eligible for the benefit provided in subsection (1) of this section;
(B) Any person who earned service credit in the teachers' retirement system plan 2, the Washington school employees' retirement system plan 2, or the public employees' retirement system plan 2 during the twelve-month period from September 1st to August 31st immediately preceding the distribution;
(C) Any person in receipt of a benefit pursuant to RCW 41.32.765, 41.35.420, or 41.40.630; and
(D) Any person with five or more years of service in the teachers' retirement system plan 2, the Washington school employees' retirement system plan 2, or the public employees' retirement system plan 2;
(d) Divided proportionally among persons eligible for the benefit provided in subsection (1) of this section on the basis of their service credit total on August 31st of the previous year.
(4) The legislature reserves the right to amend or repeal this section in the future and no member or beneficiary has a contractual right to receive this distribution not granted prior to that time.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: *(1) RCW 41.34.020 was amended by 2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 31, changing subsection (8) to subsection (7).
(2) RCW 41.31A.020 was also repealed by 2007 c 491 § 13 without cognizance of its amendment by 2007 c 491 § 1 and 2007 c 492 § 10. For rule of construction concerning sections amended and repealed in the same legislative session, see RCW 1.12.025.
Contingency2007 c 492 § 10: "Section 10 of this act is null and void, if legislation is enacted during 2007 repealing RCW 41.31A.020." [ 2007 c 492 § 13.]
Effective date2003 c 294 § 4: "Section 4 of this act takes effect January 1, 2004." [ 2003 c 294 § 17.]
Effective datesSubchapter headings not law2000 c 247: See RCW 41.40.931 and 41.40.932.
Effective date1998 c 341: See RCW 41.35.901.

Extraordinary investment gainCredited to member accountsPersons eligibleCalculation of amountContractual right not granted.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: RCW 41.31A.020 was also repealed by 2007 c 491 § 13 without cognizance of its amendment by 2007 c 491 § 1 and 2007 c 492 § 10. For rule of construction concerning sections amended and repealed in the same legislative session, see RCW 1.12.025.