PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Assistance Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-450A-0010 Can my subsidized income be garnished? (new section and chapter).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.08A.340.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Currently, parents are having TANF subsidized wages garnished. This WAC would prevent garnishment except when done by the Division of Child Support. The purpose is to encourage participation in TANF parents in working TANF subsidized jobs.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other agencies regulate this rule.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff persons identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file the proposed rule with the Office of Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ian Horlor, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504-5480, phone (360) 725-4634, fax (360) 413-3495, e-mail Horloit@DSHS.WA.GOV.
September 20, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit