January 25, 2022

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
January 25, 2022 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

Please note: The January 25, 2022 public hearing will be held via Skype for those interested in attending.

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1 (360) 407-4045  Conference ID: 7181695

Select the WAC number to view or print a copy of the CR-102 form and the rule text. Send all comments on the rule to the Rules Coordinator. If you have questions about the rule send a message to the contact person.

Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-436-0065

The proposed rule will allow for issuance of Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds, a one-time cash payment to all families with children receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, State Family Assistance, or Basic Food (state or federal) whose household income is at or below 75% of the Federal Poverty Level. Proposed rule language provides definitions and eligibility requirements associated with the funds. The funds are part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2, Title IX, Subtitle C, Sec. 9201), enacted March 11, 2021.

Jennie Fitzpatrick
(360) 725-4648
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-20-054
Proposed rules 22-01-141
Hearing Date: January 25, 2022

WAC 388-437-0005

Proposed amendments define that households that receive a zero benefit are not eligible for emergency adjustments to food assistance benefit issuances and households that are eligible to receive an emergency adjustment will receive a minimum of $95, as implemented under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201, Section 2302). These policies are currently in place under emergency rule filed as WSR 22-01-035.

Patrick Budde
(360) 764-0068
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-17-026
Proposed rules 22-01-140
Hearing Date: January 25, 2022

WAC 388-412-0025

Proposed amendments to WAC 388-412-0025 align policy regarding replacement of cancelled benefits from an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account with that of current federal regulations.

Patrick Budde
(360) 764-0068
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-19-116
Proposed rules 22-01-127
Hearing Date: January 25, 2022

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Rules Coordinator

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
PO Box 45850
Olympia, WA  98504-5850
Phone: (360) 664-6097
Fax: (360) 664-6185
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