EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT
[Filed July 22, 1998, 10:01 a.m.]
The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: WAC 192-16-024 Definition of a "public agency"--RCW 50.04.320 (4)(c).
Rules Proposed for Expedited Repeal Meet the Following Criteria: Rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances.
Any person who objects to the repeal of the rule must file a written objection to the repeal within thirty days after publication of this preproposal statement of inquiry.
Address Your Objection to: Juanita Myers, Program Coordinator, UI Policy Unit, Employment Security Department, P.O. Box 9046, Olympia, WA 98507-9046, phone (360) 902-9665, fax (360) 902-9799, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: RCW 50.04.320 (4)(c) had stated that settlements received by individuals as a result of the termination of an employment contract with a public agency would be considered remuneration. WAC 192-16-024 was adopted to define the term "public agency." During the 1998 legislative session, ESSB 6421 was passed. It deleted the phrase "public agency," making the statute applicable to all employees. The term "public agency" is not used elsewhere in Title 50 RCW. Therefore, WAC 192-16-024 is no longer needed. Repeal of this rule will have no impact on the regulated community and expedited repeal is appropriate.
July 20, 1998