The LEOFF Plan 2 Board is responsible for providing for additional benefits for fire fighters and law enforcement officers subject to the cost limitations provided for under law. Therefore, one of the Board’s primary functions is to study policy issues.
Staff provides briefings and reports as directed by the Board to assist with that process. The reports cover a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to benefit improvements, actuarial and funding policies, and health care. Some reports are considered educational in nature and serve strictly to inform members on a specific topic. Other reports may lead to proposing legislation, moving through three steps of increasing complexity and breadth.
Before proposing legislation the Board directs staff to research areas of interest and present their findings. The following three steps identify the process for proposing legislation and decides whether an issue advances to the next step.
A majority of Board members must agree to move the proposal forward to the Legislature.