WSR 11-14-081

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed July 1, 2011, 8:39 a.m. , effective July 1, 2011, 8:39 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: ESSB 5921, section 8(6), as signed by the governor on June 15, 2011, as it relates to the temporary assistance for needy families/WorkFirst program directs the department to expand community service programs to include a recipient's voluntary service at a child care or preschool facility licensed under chapter 43.215 RCW, or an elementary school in which his or her child is enrolled effective July 1, 2011.

Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-310-1400 WorkFirst -- Community service, to include recipient's voluntary service at a child care or preschool facility licensed under chapter 43.215 RCW, or an elementary school in which his or her child as an approved community service activity.

These amendments are necessary to comply with ESSB 5921.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-310-1400.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.08.090, 74.08A.250.

Other Authority: ESSB 5921, section 8(6).

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest; and that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: ESSB 5921, section 8(6), as signed by the governor on June 15, 2011, goes into effect July 1, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 1, 2011.

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-07-046, filed 3/14/08, effective 5/1/08)

WAC 388-310-1400   WorkFirst--Community service.   (1) What is community service?

Community service is unpaid work (such as the work performed by volunteer workers) that:

(a) You perform for a charitable nonprofit organization, federal, state, local or tribal government or district, including traditional activities that perpetuate tribal culture and customs; or

(b) You self-initiate at a childcare or preschool facility licensed under chapter 43.215 RCW, or at an elementary school in which your child is enrolled.

(2) What other activities may be approved, even though they are not considered community service, because they benefit me, my family, my community or my tribe and might be included in my individual responsibility plan?

((The following types [of] activities may be approved, even though they are not considered community service, because they benefit you, your family, your community or your tribe and might be included in your individual responsibility plan:))

(a) Caring for a disabled family member;

(b) Caring for a child, if you are fifty-five years old or older and receiving TANF or SFA assistance for the child as a relative (instead of as the child's parent);

(c) Providing childcare for another WorkFirst participant who is doing community service;

(d) Actively participating in a drug or alcohol assessment or treatment program which is certified or contracted by the state under chapter 70.96A RCW;

(e) Participating in family violence counseling or drug or alcohol treatment that will help you become employable or keep your job (this is called "specialized services" in state law);

(f) Participating in the pregnancy to employment pathway; and/or

(g) Job preparation.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.08.090. 08-07-046, 388-310-1400, filed 3/14/08, effective 5/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. 05-13-030, 388-310-1400, filed 6/3/05, effective 7/4/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050. 00-06-062, 388-310-1400, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00; 99-10-027, 388-310-1400, filed 4/28/99, effective 5/29/99; 97-20-129, 388-310-1400, filed 10/1/97, effective 11/1/97.]

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