WSR 97-13-083

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Economic Services Administration)

(Public Assistance)

[Filed June 18, 1997, 10:38 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-233 WAC, General assistance for children--Living with a legal guardian.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, EHB 3901, ESB 6098, Public Law 104-193 (1996).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: General assistance for children living with a legal guardian (GA-H) was based on the aid to families with dependent children (AFDC) program. AFDC has been replaced with work first temporary assistance for needy families (TANF). The references in the GA-H chapter need to be updated to TANF and reflect the eligibility requirements of the TANF program based on recently enacted EHB 3901, ESB 6098 and federal Public Law 104-193, Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 legislation.

Process for Developing New Rule: Anyone interested in participating in the development of these rules is encouraged to contact Kay Hanvey at the address below. Draft rules will be sent for review to the field staff, and any interested person upon request. The Department of Social and Health Services will take all comments into consideration before adopting final rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kay Hanvey, Program Manager, Adult Program Support Services, Division of Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 413-3100, FAX (360) 413-3495.

June 18, 1997

Merry A. Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office