WSR 11-16-007

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed July 21, 2011, 2:57 p.m. , effective July 22, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 22, 2011.

Purpose: The DSHS division of child support (DCS) is filing the following CR-103E for an emergency rule amending various sections in chapter 388-14A WAC to implement E2SHB 1267 (chapter 283, Laws of 2011), which makes changes to the Uniform Parentage Act, contained in chapter 26.26 RCW. E2SHB 1267's effective date is July 22, 2011, and DCS must adopt emergency rules in order to have rules effective by that date.

DCS cannot start the rule-making process until the legislation we are implementing takes effect. Therefore, we are filing this emergency rule to adopt rules as of the effective date, July 22, 2011. At the same time, we are filing a CR-101 Preproposal statement of inquiry, to start the regular rule-making process.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-14A-1020, 388-14A-3100, 388-14A-3102, and 388-14A-3115.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: E2SHB 1267 (chapter 283, Laws of 2011), RCW 34.05.220, 34.05.350 (1)(b), 43.20A.550, 74.04.055, 74.08.090, and 74.20A.310.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: These rules are adopted to implement E2SHB 1267 (chapter 283, Laws of 2011), which makes changes to the Uniform Parentage Act, contained in chapter 26.26 RCW. E2SHB 1267's effective date is July 22, 2011, and DCS must adopt emergency rules in order to have rules effective by that date.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 19, 2011.

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

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 11-17 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office