Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-31-327 Must an employer grant leave without pay for other miscellaneous reasons?
Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, 2828 Capitol Boulevard, Tumwater, WA, on August 16, 2007, at 8:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: August 16, 2007.
Submit Written Comments to: Connie Goff, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 586-4694, by August 10, 2007. FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT."
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact department of personnel by August 10, 2007, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This proposal creates WAC 357-31-327 to support SSB 5511 that was passed during the 2007 legislative session. This bill requires employers to grant leave without pay to employees who are volunteer firefighters and are called to respond to a fire, natural disaster, or medical emergency.
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: This addition is necessary to implement SSB 5511 which was passed during the legislative session.
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.
June 28, 2007
Eva N. Santos