WSR 09-14-073

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 29, 2009, 2:53 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New sections and/or amendments in chapter 388-14A WAC to implement statutory changes contained in SSB 5166 (chapter 408, Laws of 2009) regarding the division of child support (DCS) license suspension program, which is effective July 26, 2009. DCS may need to adopt emergency rules in order to meet the statute's effective date, but we will continue with the regular rule-making process in order to adopt final rules as soon as possible.

NOTE: At this time DCS is withdrawing the CR-101 filed as WSR 08-22-105, which was filed before the legislative session and does not include notice of the changes required by SSB 5166.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: SSB 5166 (chapter 408, Laws of 2009), RCW 34.05.060, 43.20A.550, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.20A.310, 74.20A.320(10), 74.20A.350(14).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Washington legislature adopted SSB 5166 (chapter 408, Laws of 2009) regarding license suspension for noncompliance with child support orders. DCS must adopt rules to implement this legislation.

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.

June 29, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office