WSR 23-18-040
[Filed August 30, 2023, 10:40 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 23-14-103.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 110-15-0249 Nonstandard hours bonus.
Hearing Location(s): On October 10, 2023, telephonic. Make oral comments by calling 360-972-5385 and leaving a voicemail that includes the comment and an email address or physical mailing address where the department of children, youth, and families (DCYF) will send its response. Comments received through and including October 10, 2023, will be considered.
Date of Intended Adoption: October 11, 2023.
Submit Written Comments to: DCYF rules coordinator, email,, by October 10, 2023.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact DCYF rules coordinator, phone 360-902-7956, email,, by October 3, 2023.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: DCYF is amending this rule to increase the nonstandard hours bonus (NSHB) amount to $135 per the governor's 2023 budget.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See purpose.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.04.050.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: Not applicable.
Name of Proponent: DCYF, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Jason Ramynke, 360-688-0911; Implementation and Enforcement: DCYF, statewide.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. DCYF is not among the agencies listed as required to comply with RCW 34.05.328 (5)[(a)](i). Further, DCYF does not voluntarily make that section applicable to the adoption of this rule.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rules relate only to internal governmental operations that are not subject to violation by a nongovernment party; and rules set or adjust fees under the authority of RCW 19.02.075 or that set or adjust fees or rates pursuant to legislative standards, including fees set or adjusted under the authority of RCW 19.80.045.
Scope of exemption for rule proposal:
Is fully exempt.
August 30, 2023
Brenda Villarreal
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 22-05-007, filed 2/3/22, effective 3/6/22)
WAC 110-15-0249Nonstandard hours bonus.
(1) Consumers' providers may receive a nonstandard hours bonus (NSHB) payments per child per month for care provided if:
(a) The providers are licensed or certified;
(b) They provide at least 30 hours of nonstandard hours care during one month; and
(c) The total cost of the state's NSHB payments do not exceed the amount appropriated for this purpose by the legislature for the current fiscal year.
(2) Nonstandard hours are defined as:
(a) Before 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m.;
(b) Any hours on Saturdays and Sundays; and
(c) Any hours on legal holidays, as defined in RCW 1.16.050.
(3) NSHB amounts are:
(a) ((Ninety))One hundred thirty-five dollars for family homes; and
(b) ((Seventy-five))One hundred thirty-five dollars for centers.