PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
(Division of Child Support)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-14A-6200 What are my hearing rights when the division of child support takes collection action against my bank account?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 26.23.035, 34.05.220, 74.20A.310, 45 C.F.R. 303.106.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Division of Child Support (DCS) seeks to expand the definition of what kinds of accounts and property are subject to collection action and thus give rise to hearing or conference board rights. For instance, DCS takes collection action against inmate accounts when noncustodial parents are incarcerated at DOC facilities, but the rules do not include this kind of account.
Process for Developing New Rule: 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 Division of Child Support (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 www.wa.gov/dshs/dcs, or on the DSHS Economic Services Administration's regulatory improvement web site, which can be found at http://www-app2.wa.gov/dshs/esa/extpolicy/blue.asp. 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 DCS Rules Coordinator, Nancy Koptur, Division of Child Support, P.O. Box 9162, Mailstop 45860, Olympia, WA 98507-9162, phone (360) 664-5065, e-mail email@example.com, 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5055, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011.
April 12, 2001
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit