WSR 99-05-071

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

(WorkFirst Division)[ Filed February 17, 1999, 10:25 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 98-19-124.

Title of Rule: Amends WAC 388-310-300 Exemptions for mandatory participants, 388-310-400 First steps for mandatory participants, 388-310-500 Individual responsibility plan, 388-310-600 Job search, 388-310-700 Employability evaluation, 388-310-800 Support services, 388-310-900 Basic education, 388-310-1000 Vocational education, 388-310-1050 Job skills training, 388-310-1100 Work experience, 388-310-1200 On-the-job training, 388-310-1400 Community service, 388-310-1500 Employment conditions, 388-310-1600 Sanctions, 388-310-1700 Self employment, 388-310-1800 Post employment, and 388-310-1900 Services for American Indian tribal members and other American Indians.

Purpose: Shortens and simplifies language to bring it into compliance with Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.050.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.050.

Summary: Existing WAC was rewritten to shorten and simplify existing language into a question and answer format to bring it into compliance with Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Sandy Jsames, WorkFirst Division, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504-5480, (360) 413-3239, e-mail JSAMESSM@DSHS.WA.GOV, fax (360) 413-3482.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Amends existing language by using simpler, clearer language and a question and answer format to bring the rules into compliance with Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Language was shortened and simplified into a question and answer format in WAC 388-310-300 Exemptions for mandatory participants, 388-310-400 First steps for mandatory participants, 388-310-500 Individual responsibility plan, 388-310-600 Job search, 388-310-700 Employability evaluation, 388-310-800 Support services, 388-310-900 Basic education, 388-310-1000 Vocational education, 388-310-1050 Job skills training, 388-310-1100 Work experience, 388-310-1200 On-the-job training, 388-310-1400 Community service, 388-310-1500 Employment conditions, 388-310-1600 Sanctions, and 388-310-1900 Services for American Indian tribal members and other American Indians.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Changes do not affect small businesses.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. These changes do not meet the definition of significant legislative rules. Affected rules are being amended to shorten and simplify language in compliance with Executive Order 97-02.

Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center (behind Tokyo Bento Restaurant), 1009 College Street S.E., Room 104-B, Lacey, WA 98503, on April 6, 1999, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Paige Wall by March 25, 1999, phone (360) 902-7540, TTY (360) 902-8324, e-mail pwall@dshs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, Paige Wall, Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 902-8292, by April 6, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 7, 1999.

February 17, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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 99-06 issue of the Register.

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