WSR 10-03-029

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed January 12, 2010, 10:59 a.m. , effective February 12, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The Washington legislature adopted SSB 5166 (chapter 408, Laws of 2009) regarding license suspension for noncompliance with child support orders. The division of child support (DCS) is adopting final rules to implement this legislation, which took effect on July 26, 2009. DCS adopted emergency rules under WSR 09-15-183 which were effective on July 26, 2009, and adopted a second set of emergency rules under WSR 09-23-110, effective November 20, 2009. DCS is now adopting final rules in order to implement SSB 5166 and to make certain changes to clarify procedures.

AMENDATORY SECTIONS: WAC 388-14A-4500 What is the division of child support's license suspension program?, 388-14A-4505 The notice of noncompliance and intent to suspend licenses, 388-14A-4510 Who is subject to the DCS license suspension program?, 388-14A-4515 How do I avoid having my license suspended for failure to pay child support?, 388-14A-4520 Signing a ((repayment)) payment agreement may avoid certification for noncompliance, 388-14A-4525 How to obtain a release of certification for noncompliance, and 388-14A-4530 ((Administrative hearings)) What happens at an administrative hearing regarding license suspension ((are limited in scope.))?

NEW SECTIONS: WAC 388-14A-4512 When may the division of child support certify a noncustodial parent for license suspension?, 388-14A-4527 How does a noncustodial parent request an administrative hearing regarding license suspension?, 388-14A-4535 Can the noncustodial parent file a late request for hearing if a license has already been suspended?, and 388-14A-4540 When is a DCS conference board available regarding license suspension issues?

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-14A-4500, 388-14A-4505, 388-14A-4510, 388-14A-4515, 388-14A-4520, 388-14A-4525, and 388-14A-4530.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: 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).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-23-068 on November 13, 2009.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 4, Amended 7, Repealed 0.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 4, Amended 7, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 8, 2010.

Don Goldsby, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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 10-04 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office