WSR 17-16-167
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed August 2, 2017, 10:12 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-493-0010 Working family support, to extend the program's effective date and to include a program enrollment household limit. The proposed amendments are necessary to meet proviso language in the 2017-2019 operating budget (SSB 5883).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Current language in WAC 388-493-0010 Working family support, supports the program through June 30, 2017. This date has been extended to June 30, 2019. The date needs to be extended in order for the department to continue providing working family support benefits to qualifying households.
Current language in WAC 388-493-0010 does not support a program enrollment limit of ten thousand households. The household limit is required by the 2017-2019 operating budget (SSB 5883).
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: This is an amendment to an existing 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 Anna Minor, Economic Services Administration, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4894, email
August 2, 2017
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator