WSR 03-15-125

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed July 22, 2003, 2:59 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-478-0015 Need standards for cash assistance, the DSHS Division of Employment and Assistance Programs is required by state law (RCW 74.04.770) to establish, on an annual basis, standards of need for cash assistance programs. These standards are based on studies of actual living costs for basic requirements. This is a request for the annual change in those actual living costs for basic requirements.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.770, 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule needs to be updated as it contains need standards for cash assistance.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a notice of proposed rule making with the Office of the Code Reviser. 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 Patti Clark, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, Lacey Government Center, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 413-3084, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail clarkpi@dshs.wa.gov.

July 21, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office