WSR 16-14-051
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed June 29, 2016, 12:18 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-444-0035 Who is exempt from the ABAWD time limits and minimum work requirements?; and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.04.510, 7 C.F.R. 273.7.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments proposed under this filing will strike provisions pertaining to food assistance program (FAP) for legal immigrants that are inconsistent with state law for the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP).
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) enforces the provisions of the federal SNAP as enacted in the 2008 Food and Nutrition Act as amended and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. DSHS incorporates regulations from the federal agencies, exercises state options, and implements approved waivers and demonstration projects by adopting administrative rules for food assistance administered as the Washington basic food program and FAP.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal 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 Corinna Adams, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-4904, phone (360) 725-4640, fax (360) 725-4904, e-mail
June 28, 2016
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator