2024 Pension-Related Legislation

During the 2024 session, DRS tracked bills that affected retirement, including pensions and benefits. Here are bills tracked, including summary descriptions from legislative reports:

House BillSenate BillDescription
HB 1413SB 5424Concerning flexible work for general and limited authority Washington peace officers.
HB 1949SB6106Including in the public safety employees' retirement system specified competency restoration workers at department of social and health services institutional and residential sites that serve civilly committed residents or serve patients under not guilty by reason of insanity findings.
HB 1985Providing a benefit increase to certain retirees of the public employees' retirement system plan 1 and the teachers' retirement system plan 1.
HB 2013Paying state retirement benefits until the end of the month in which the retiree or beneficiary dies.
HB 2014SB 5871Concerning the definition of veteran and restoring honor to veterans.
HB 2316SB 5881Concerning membership in the public employees' retirement system for certain part-time bus drivers employed full-time by the federal government.
HB 2337SB 6198Concerning employees of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' plan 2 retirement board.
HB 2338SB 6197Concerning the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system plan 2.
HB 2357Establishing a state patrol longevity bonus.
HB 2471Increasing defined benefit accrual for specified years of service in the state retirement systems.
HB 2481Waiving health benefit premiums in the public employees' benefits board.
SB 6247Concerning public employees' retirement system plan 2 service credit for officers of labor organizations.
SB 6315Concerning benefits available to retirees of the state's retirement systems.

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