WSR 20-20-138
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed October 7, 2020, 10:32 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-310-1600 WorkFirstSanctions; 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, 74.08.025, 74.08.090, 74.09.035, 74.09.530, 74.62.030; chapters 74.08A and 74.12 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Planned amendments to WAC 388-310-1600 will support implementation of SHB 2441 (chapter 338, Laws of 2020).
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The community services division will notify its WorkFirst partner agencies who assist with providing services to TANF WorkFirst families to ensure they are informed of this policy change and any impacts it may have on cross-agency processes.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and health services (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 Jake Deskins, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-725-4589, fax 360-480-3411, email; or Melissa Kenney, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-764-3272, fax 360-725-4905, email
October 7, 2020
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator