SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed April 30, 1997, 4:45 p.m., effective May 1, 1997]
Date of Adoption: April 30, 1997.
Purpose: This adoption order postpones the effective date of WSR 97-08-033 filed on March 27, 1997, which, for the purposes of the temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) program: (1) Identifies the Division of Child Support as the responsible agency for determining if a TANF client is cooperating in paternity establishment and child support collection. (2) Reduces a family's TANF grant by 25% if the caretaker relative fails to cooperate with the IV-D agency. (3) Denies TANF assistance to a family if a member of the family fails to assign certain support rights to the state. The effective date of WSR 97-08-033 will be August 1, 1997.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-265-1350 Protective payment--AFDC clients sanctioned for failure or refusal to cooperate with the office of support enforcement; and amending WAC 388-215-1400 Support enforcement--Assignment of support rights--Cooperation with division of child support.
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 97-05-071 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 1, repealed 1; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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