WSR 02-13-042

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 12, 2002, 4:03 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Division of Child Support (DCS) plans to adopt revisions to chapter 388-14A WAC to comply with legislation from the 2002 legislative session, namely SSB 5369 and SHB 2346, affecting WAC 388-14A-3100, 388-14A-3102, 388-14A-3110, 388-14A-3115, 388-14A-3120, 388-14A-3370 and 388-14A-3810, and other related sections, and adopting new rules where necessary.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090, 34.05.220(1), 74.20A.055, 74.20A.056, and 74.20A.310; chapter 302, Laws of 2002; chapter 199, Laws of 2002.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: During the 2002 legislative session, the statutes regarding support establishment and paternity establishment were amended and the Division of Child Support must change procedures accordingly.

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 headquarters as soon as possible. DCS will post information regarding this rule development project and others on its website, which can be found at www.wa.gov/dshs/dcs, or on the DSHS Economic Services Administration's Regulatory Improvement website, 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. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules 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 Nancy Koptur, DCS Rules Coordinator, Division of Child Support, P.O. Box 9162, Mailstop 45860, Olympia, WA 98507-9162, phone (360) 664-5065 or 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5209, e-mail nkoptur@dshs.wa.gov, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011.

June 11, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office