WSR 11-07-081

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed March 22, 2011, 10:37 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments in chapter 388-14A WAC, to implement SSB 6893 (61st legislature 2010, 2nd sp. sess.) suspending the child support pass-through as of May 1, 2011.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 26.23.035 (as modified by SSB 6893, 61st legislature 2010, 2nd sp. sess.).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: For budgetary reasons, the legislature adopted SSB 6893 (61st legislature 2010, 2nd sp. sess.) suspending the child support pass-through as of May 1, 2011.

Process for Developing New Rule: The division of child support (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 http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dcs/, or on the DSHS economic services administration's policy review web site, which can be found at https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/f2ws03esaapps/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, e-mail nkoptur@dshs.wa.gov or nancy.koptur@dshs.wa.gov, phone (360) 664-5065, toll-free 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5342, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011.

March 9, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office