PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: To establish rules for the foster care endowed scholarship program to be consistent with SHB 1050, passed in chapter 215, Laws of 2005, and effective July 24, 2005.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.79A.040 reenacted and amended; and new chapter 28B.116 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Passage of SHB 1050 established a scholarship endowment fund for foster care youth. Rules are needed for the effective administration of state and private monies held in trust which fund this effort. The rules will aid individuals involved in helping former foster care youth to access financial means to attend postsecondary education.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Advisory Board.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Betty Gebhardt, Associate Director, Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (360) 753-7852, fax (360) 753-7807.
October 20, 2005