WSR 02-16-026

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

[ Filed July 29, 2002, 11:01 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 236-49 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.19.190.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SB 6832, chapter 200, Laws of 2002, effective June 13, 2002, removes the authority of the Department of General Administration (GA) purchase interpreter services on behalf of recipients of public assistance and grants this authority to the Department of Social and Health Services. Chapter 236-49 WAC requires amendment to exclude responsibility to purchase interpreter services from Office of State Procurement.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Social and Health Services.

Process for Developing New Rule: GA welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. After the rules are drafted, GA will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the draft 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 Jack Zeigler, Policy Manager, Department of General Administration, Office of State Procurement, P.O. Box 41017, Olympia, WA 98504-4017, phone (360) 902-7283, fax (360) 586-5944, e-mail jzeigle@ga.wa.gov.

July 2, 2002

Jack Zeigler

Policy and Protest Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office