WSR 11-18-100

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed September 7, 2011, 10:10 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is proposing changes and additions to WAC 388-484-0005 There is a five-year (sixty-month) time limit for TANF, SFA and GA-S cash assistance and 388-484-0006 TANF/SFA time limit extensions, and any other related rules, to count months an ineligible parent receives a TANF/SFA grant for his or her child but is ineligible to receive TANF/SFA assistance towards the parent's sixty month TANF/SFA time limit.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and chapters 74.08A and 74.12 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department will propose amendments and additions to WAC 388-484-0005 and 388-484-0006, and any other related rules, in order as these changes are required by sections 1 and 6 of ESSB 5921, which was signed into law on June 15, 2011, and are necessary to comply with the department's appropriation for the 2011-2013 biennium, per RCW 34.05.350 as amended by ESSB [EHB] 1248 and as documented in the 2011-2013 TANF/WorkFirst spending plan.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone 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 Sandra Jsames, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4648, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail jsamesm@dshs.wa.gov.

September 7, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office