WSR 02-24-068

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed December 3, 2002, 4:16 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-61-001 What does the family violence amendment mean for TANF recipients?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08A.010, 74.04.050, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To amend the current WAC by aligning its intent with actual department practice.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At later date, DSHS will file a proposed rule with the Office of Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposed rule 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 June Hershey, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 413-3258, hershjl@dshs.wa.gov.

December 3, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office