WSR 07-14-157

EXPEDITED RULES

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT


[ Filed July 5, 2007, 11:04 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Sections within TITLE 192 WAC pertaining to applying for unemployment benefits (WAC 192-110-005, 192-110-010, 192-110-020, 192-110-050), determining eligibility for benefits (WAC 192-130-080, 192-140-100, 192-150-110, 192-150-150, 192-150-200, 192-150-215, 192-150-220), job search requirements (WAC 192-180-005, 192-180-010, 192-180-015, 192-180-025), educational employees (WAC 192-210-005), regular shareable benefits (WAC 192-240-020, 192-240-025, 192-240-030, 192-240-040), employer reports and records (WAC 192-310-010, 192-310-020, 192-310-055), and calculating wages (WAC 192-310-060 and 192-310-070).

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Juanita Myers, Employment Security Department, P.O. Box 9046, Olympia, WA 98507-9046 , AND RECEIVED BY September 17, 2007.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This filing is part of the department's ongoing efforts to review and revise its rules when necessary as required by Executive Order 97-02. The rules are rewritten in clear language to improve their understandability and accessibility. In addition, WAC 192-110-005, 192-110-010, 192-110-020, and 192-110-050 are updated to reflect the current processes for filing an application for benefits or reopening an existing claim. WAC 192-130-080, 192-140-100, 192-150-215, and 192-150-220 are updated to eliminate references to RCW 50.20.060 and 50.20.065, which apply only to claims effective prior to January 4, 2004. WAC 192-150-110 is revised to incorporate statutory changes relating to eligibility of persons whose spouse has been subject to a mandatory military transfer. WAC 192-180-005 and 192-180-010 are updated to incorporate references to recently adopted regulations. WAC 192-210-005 is revised to correct a statutory reference. WAC 192-240-020, 192-240-025, 192-240-030, and 192-240-040 are revised to eliminate references to regular shareable benefits, which are no longer available due to changes in state law. WAC 192-110-210, 192-150-065, 192-240-010, and 192-240-035 are repealed as no longer necessary.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 50.12.010 and 50.12.040.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 50.20.140, 50.20.050 (2)(b)(iii), 50.20.240, and 50.12.070.

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

Name of Proponent: Employment security department, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Juanita Myers, 212 Maple Park, Olympia, (360) 902-9665; and Enforcement: Nan Thomas, 212 Maple Park, Olympia, (360) 902-9303.

July 3, 2007

Karen Lee

Commissioner

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 07-15 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office