PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to chapter 388-14A WAC, specifically to the rules regarding the division of child support's license suspension program: WAC 388-14A-4500 What is the division of child support's license suspension program?, 388-14A-4505 The notice of noncompliance and intent to suspend licenses, 388-14A-4510 Who is subject to the DCS license suspension program?, 388-14A-4515 How do I avoid having my license suspended for failure to pay child support?, 388-14A-4520 Signing a repayment agreement may avoid certification for noncompliance, 388-14A-4525 How to obtain a release of certification of noncompliance, and 388-14A-4530 Administrative hearings regarding license suspension are limited in scope, and new sections as required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.20A.320.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The division of child support (DCS) seeks to clarify the rules regarding the license suspension program and establish clearer standards for suspending and/or releasing licenses, to improve predictability and consistency in the program.
Process for Developing New Rule: DCS engages in modified collaborative rule making. Those persons wishing to participate in developing the new rules are encouraged to contact Nancy Koptur at the DSHS DCS headquarters as soon as possible. DCS will post information regarding this rule development project and others on its web site, which can be found at www.wa.gov/dshs/dcs, or on the DSHS economic services administration's policy review web site, which can be found at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/esa/extpolicy/. DSHS/DCS encourages the public to take part in developing the rules. After the rules are drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and will send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and to anyone else 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 Nancy Koptur, DCS Rules Coordinator, Division of Child Support, P.O. Box 9162, Mailstop 45860, Olympia, WA 98507-9162, phone (360) 664-5065, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, toll-free 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5055, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011.
May 2, 2006
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit