PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Division of Child Support (DCS) is making amendments in chapter 388-14A WAC, amending WAC 388-14A-1055 Can the division of child support collect support owed or assigned to another state?, to correct a reference to the United States Code.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 26.21.016, 34.05.020, 74.08.090, 74.20.040(3), 74.20A.310.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current version of the rule refers to a section of Title 42 U.S. Code which no longer exists and must be updated.
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 DCS headquarters as soon as possible. DCS will post information regarding this rule development project and others on its web site, which can be found at www.wa.gov/dshs.dcs, or on the DSHS Economic Services Administration's policy review web site, which can be found at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/esa/extpolicy/. DSHS/DCS encourages the public to take part in developing the rules. After the rules are drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and will send a copy 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, e-mail email@example.com, toll-free 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5055, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011.
November 18, 2005
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit