WSR 08-15-134

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed July 22, 2008, 9:44 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-478-0015 Need standards for cash assistance.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.770, 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The economic services administration is proposing to amend WAC 388-478-0015 in order to revise the basic need standards for cash assistance. DSHS is required by RCW 74.04.770 to establish standards of need for cash assistance programs on an annual basis.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone 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 Jenny Grayum, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45440, Olympia, WA 98504-5440, phone (360) 725-4583, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail grayuje@dshs.wa.gov.

July 16, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office