WSR 06-16-099

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed August 1, 2006, 8:31 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-01-072 Child and 357-01-227 Parent.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, Classroom #4, 600 South Franklin Street, Olympia, WA 98504, on September 14, 2006, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 14, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Connie Goff, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, fax (360) 586-4694, by September 8, 2006. FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT."

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact department of personnel by September 8, 2006, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These proposed changes will line up the definitions of "child" and "parent" with the definitions found in chapter 49.78 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.150.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: These changes are necessary to line up the definitions of "child" and "parent" with the definitions found in chapter 49.78 RCW.

Name of Proponent: Department of personnel, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Connie Goff, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-6250; Implementation and Enforcement: Department of personnel.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

July 31, 2006

Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-093, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-01-072   Child.   A biological, adopted, or foster child, or a stepchild((.)), a legal ward, or a child of a person standing in loco parentis, who is:

(1) under eighteen years of age; or

(2) eighteen years of age or older and incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-12-093, 357-01-072, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-093, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-01-227   Parent.   A biological or adoptive parent of an employee or an individual who stood in loco parentis to an employee when the employee was a child. A person who had day-to-day responsibilities to care for and financially support the employee when he or she was a child is considered to have stood in loco parentis to the employee.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-12-093, 357-01-227, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05.]

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