WSR 11-20-099

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

(Division of Child Support)

[ Filed October 5, 2011, 8:13 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-15-093.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The division of child support (DCS) proposes to adopt changes to chapter 388-14A WAC to implement E2SHB 1267 (chapter 283, Laws of 2011), effective date July 22, 2011.

DCS is amending WAC 388-14A-1020, 388-14A-3100, 388-14A-3102, and 388-14A-3115.

Hearing Location(s): Office Building 2, Auditorium, DSHS Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504 (public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/RPAU-OB-2directions.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on November 22, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 22, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 1115 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on November 22, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by November 8, 2011, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at johnsjl4@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: DCS is amending existing sections in chapter 388-14A WAC to implement E2SHB 1267 (chapter 283, Laws of 2011), which made changes to chapter 26.26 RCW, the Uniform Parentage Act.

DCS has adopted emergency rules under WSR 11-16-007, effective July 22, 2011.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Implementation of changes in chapter 26.26 RCW from the 2011 legislative session.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: E2SHB 1267 (chapter 283, Laws of 2011), effective date July 22, 2011; RCW 34.05.220, 43.20A.550, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.20A.055, 74.20A.056, 74.20A.310.

Statute Being Implemented: E2SHB 1267 (chapter 283, Laws of 2011).

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Nancy Koptur, DCS Headquarters, P.O. Box 9162, Olympia, WA 98507-9162, (360) 664-5065.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not have an economic impact on small businesses. It only affects individuals who have support obligations or individuals who are owed child support.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The rule does meet the definition of a significant legislative rule but DSHS/DCS rules relating to the care of dependent children are exempt from preparing further analysis under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vii).

September 29, 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 11-21 issue of the Register.

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