SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: October 1, 2007.
Purpose: The department is proposing the amendment of chapter 388-310 WAC, WorkFirst, to comply with the federal law changes under Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), Public Law 109-171.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-310-0500, 388-310-0600, 388-310-0900, 388-310-1000, 388-310-1050, 388-310-1100, 388-310-1400, 388-310-1500, and 388-310-1700.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, and 74.08.090.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: The technical changes in the language in the WAC amendments will comply with the requirements of the DRA. The department is required to have these changes in place October 1, 2007, in order to comply with the state of Washington's TANF verification plan only recently approved by Health and Human Services on September 14, 2007. The rule is being concurrently amended through the regular adoption process (WSR 06-21-055, filed October 13, 2006).
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 9, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 9, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: September 27, 2007.
Stephanie E. Schiller
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