PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment of WAC 388-14A-5001 What procedures does DCS follow to distribute support payments?, to clarify that the date of collection of support is the date that the Division of Child Support (DCS) receives a payment. Possible adoption of new rules or amendments to other related rules as necessary.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 26.23.035, 74.08.090, 74.20A.188, 74.20A.310.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DCS seeks to clarify existing rules regarding distribution to make it clear that the date of collection is the date of receipt of payment.
Process for Developing New Rule: DCS engages in modified collaborative rule making. Those persons wishing to participate in developing the new rules are encouraged to contact Nancy Koptur at the DSHS Division of Child Support (DCS) headquarters as soon as possible. DCS will post information regarding this rule development project and others on its website, which can be found at www.wa.gov/dshs.dcs, or on the DSHS Economic Services Administration's policy review website, which can be found at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/esa/extpolicy/. DSHS/DCS encourages the public to take part in developing the rules. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and will send the proposal to everyone currently on the mailing list and to anyone else 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 Nancy Koptur, DCS Rules Coordinator, Division of Child Support, P.O. Box 9162, Mailstop 45860, Olympia, WA 98507-9162, phone (360) 664-5065, 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5055, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011, e-mail email@example.com.
April 2, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit