PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
(Office of Community Development)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Developmental disabilities endowment trust fund.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.330.240.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are needed to implement the law and make the trust fund fully operational. Topics addressed by these rules will include:
|•||Applications and eligibility.|
|•||Matching rates and limits; vesting requirements.|
|•||Disbursement and types of services.|
|•||Deposits and withdrawals.|
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other federal or state agencies that regulate this subject. The agency will coordinate with the state Department of Social and Health Services, the State Investment Board and the Office of the State Treasurer, as they will assist in implementing the program.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency will conduct four public input meetings between January and March of 2001 before publishing draft rules. These meetings will be held in four areas around the state. The agency has developed an interested parties list and will notify these persons in writing about the date and location of the public input meetings. Interested parties can contact the agency via telephone, e-mail or letters to provide comment.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Interested parties can participate in the public input meetings described above, or they can contact Jeanne Marie Thomas, Program Manager, 906 Columbia Street S.W., P.O. Box 48300, Olympia, WA 98504-8350, (360) 725-2862, Jeannet@cted.wa.gov.
January 4, 2001