WSR 05-13-147

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed June 21, 2005, 1:28 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-130 WAC, Family care.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 49.12 RCW and chapter 243, Laws of 2002 (SSB 5850).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is a result of section 2, chapter 243, Laws of 2002 (SSB 5850), which passed the 2005 legislature. The legislation amends the definition of sick leave. The department is updating the rule to be consistent with the statute.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The department will solicit input from the Employment Law Advisory Committee (ELAC) and interested parties. The public may also participate by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sally Elliott, Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance Services Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail yous235@lni.wa.gov.

June 21, 2005

Gary Weeks

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office