WSR 07-16-120

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


[ Filed July 31, 2007, 2:21 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 478-160-163 Waivers of tuition and fees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.20.130 and chapter 450, Laws of 2007.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SSB 5002 (chapter 450, Laws of 2007) creates a mandatory waiver of tuition and fees for children and spouses of veterans who have been killed, become totally disabled, are missing in action, or are being held as prisoners of war, where previously there was a permissive waiver established for these same individuals. The University of Washington intends to amend its rules in WAC 478-160-163 to comply with this legislative change.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written comments or inquiries may be directed to Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, director of rules coordination by one of the following routes: Mail University of Washington, Rules Coordination Office, Box 355509, Seattle, WA 98195-5509; e-mail rules@u.washington.edu; or fax (206) 221-6917.

July 31, 2007

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff

Director of Rules Coordination

Washington State Code Reviser's Office