SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed April 30, 1997, 4:43 p.m., effective May 1, 1997]
Date of Adoption: April 30, 1997.
Purpose: This adoption order postpones the effective date of WSR 97-08-032 filed on March 27, 1997, which denies temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) to a parent or other caretaker relative who fails to notify the Department of Social and Health Services within five days of the date it becomes clear the child will be absent for more than ninety days. The effective date of WSR 97-08-032 will be August 1, 1997.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-215-1115 Living in the home of a relative of specified degree--Temporary absence--Denial of assistance to a caretaker relative who fails to report a child's absence.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050 and 74.04.055.
Other Authority: Public Law 104-193, Section 103 (a)(1) (1996).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-05-068 on February 19, 1997.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: This order must become effective on May 1, 1997, to postpone the May 1, 1997, effective date of a previously adopted rule amendment. This postponement is necessary due to technical constraints which will delay implementation until August 1, 1997. A rule delaying the effective date of another rule may become effective immediately (RCW 34.05.380 (3)(b)).
Effective Date of Rule: May 1, 1997.
April 30, 1997
Merry A. Kogut, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit