WSR 08-22-105

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

(Division of Child Support)

[ Filed November 5, 2008, 11:48 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is adding new sections and/or amendments in chapter 388-14A WAC concerning the license suspension process, currently contained in WAC 388-14A-4500 through 388-14A-4530.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.20A.320(10).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The division of child support (DCS) would like to ensure greater consistency statewide to ensure that DCS operates under the same standards statewide when negotiating with noncustodial parents on when a license should [be] reinstated. We are also seeking stakeholder input for process improvement.

Process for Developing New Rule: DCS engages in modified collaborative rule making. Those persons wishing to participate in developing the new rules are encouraged to contact Nancy Koptur at the DSHS DCS headquarters as soon as possible. DCS will post information regarding this rule development project and others on its web site, which can be found at www.wa.gov/dshs/dcs, or on the DSHS economic services administration's policy review web site, which can be found at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/esa/extpolicy/. DSHS/DCS encourages the public to take part in developing the rules. After the rules are drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and will send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and to anyone else 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 Nancy Koptur, DCS Rules Coordinator, Division of Child Support, P.O. Box 9162, Mailstop 45860, Olympia, WA 98507-9162, phone (360) 664-5065, e-mail nkoptur@dshs.wa.gov, toll-free 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5055, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011.

November 5, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office