WSR 11-15-093

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed July 20, 2011, 9:56 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New sections and/or amendments in chapter 388-14A WAC, to implement E2SHB 1267 (chapter 283, Laws of 2011), effective date July 22, 2011.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: E2SHB 1267 (chapter 283, Laws of 2011), effective date July 22, 2011; RCW 34.05.220, 43.20A.550, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.20A.055, 74.20A.056, 74.20A.310.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Implementation of E2SHB 1267 (chapter 283, Laws of 2011), which makes changes to chapter 26.26 RCW, the Uniform Parentage Act.

Process for Developing New Rule: The division of child support (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 http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dcs/, or on the DSHS economic services administration's policy review web site, which can be found at https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/f2ws03esaapps/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, DCS, P.O. Box 9162, Mailstop 45860, Olympia, WA 98507-9162, e-mail nkoptur@dshs.wa.gov or nancy.koptur@dshs.wa.gov, phone (360) 664-5065, Toll-free 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5342, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011.

July 20, 2011

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office