5-7-112. Payment threshold -- inflation adjustment. For calendar year 2004, the payment threshold referred to in 5-7-102, 5-7-103, and 5-7-208 is $2,150. The commissioner shall adjust the threshold amount following a general election by multiplying the threshold amount valid for the year in which the general election was held by an inflation factor, adopted by the commissioner by rule. The rule must be written to reflect the annual average change in the consumer price index from the prior year to the year in which the general election is held. The resulting figure must be rounded up or down to the nearest $50 increment. The commissioner shall adopt the adjusted amount by rule.