WSR 00-08-055

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed March 31, 2000, 10:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-448-0001 Who is eligible for general assistance-unemployable and 388-448-0005 The following criteria is used to determine if a child is deprived of parental support due to incapacity.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The revision to WAC 388-448-0001 is being done to meet the requirements of Title 388 WAC migration and Executive Order 97-02. The revised section will be written in the same clear language format as the new sections that will follow it in chapter 388-448 WAC.

WAC 388-448-0005 is being repealed. RCW 74.12.010 was amended to remove the deprivation requirement as a result of the passage of ESB 5798 (chapter 120, Laws of 1999) during the 1999 legislative session.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: All interested parties are invited to review and provide input on proposed draft language. Obtain draft material by contacting the identified representative.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Carla Gira, Program Manager, Division of Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, Street Address: 1009 College S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 413-3264, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail giracg@dshs.wa.gov.

March 28, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer

Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office