WSR 06-06-034

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HIGHER EDUCATION

COORDINATING BOARD

[ Filed February 23, 2006, 4:11 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: To amend WAC 250-40-040 (3)(a).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.15.012 and 28B.15.013.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revision of RCW 28B.12.060 (3)(a) placing priority on providing: Work opportunities for students who are residents of the state of Washington as defined in RCW 28B.15.012 and 28B.15.013, particularly former foster youth as defined in RCW 28B.92.060, except resident students defined in RCW 28B.15.012 (2)(g).

Process for Developing New Rule: Advisory board/RCW revision.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Betty Gebhardt, Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430, e-mail bettyg@hecb.wa.gov, phone (360) 753-7852, fax (360) 753-7807.

February 23, 2006

Betty Gebhardt

Associate Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office