November 22, 2016

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
November 22, 2016 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

Chapter 388-71, 388-106, 388-114 WAC

In the Home Care Association of America, et. al. v David Weil, et al. decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals, United States, for the District of Columbia, the court upheld new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rules. The new rules may require the department to pay overtime to Individual Providers who work more than 40 hours per week. In order to ensure the cost-effective use of state funds and to maximize effective use of limited resources, the department is considering the adoption of rules related to the implementation of overtime. The rules may include, but are not be limited to, rules that describe: (1)  the number of hours the department may approve an individual provider to work in a work week; (2) when the department may approve an individual provider to work more than the work week limit;  (3) describe DSHS client and IP responsibilities; (4) describe how the department will respond when individual providers work more service hours than the work week limit; and (5) how travel time is approved and authorized. These rules are necessary to implement payment of overtime in an effective and cost-effective manner.

Barbara Hanneman
(360) 725-2525
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 16-08-058
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-21-107
Hearing Date: November 22, 2016

WAC 388-450-0185, 0190, 0195, 478-0060

The proposed amendments increase the Basic Food Standard deduction for 1-3 persons to $157, increases the Maximum Shelter Deduction to $517, decreases the Standard Utility Allowance to $411, decreases the Limited Utility Allowance to $319, and decreases the Telephone Utility Allowance to $57. The proposed amendments also increase the maximum gross monthly income and maximum net monthly income limit for household that are not categorically eligible for basic food,  and increases the 165% federal poverty level standard.

Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 16-04-121
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-21-085
Hearing Date: November 22, 2016

WAC 388-400-0047

This change is necessary in order to be consistent with federal requirements for the low income energy assistance program (LIHEAP) under the WASHCAP project renewal.

Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 16-17-143
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-21-086
Hearing Date: November 22, 2016

WAC 388-492-0040, 0070

As required by the demonstration project waiver with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, the Department will review the cost neutrality between WASHCAP and Basic Food.  Based on the findings of this evaluation, the Department may amend WAC 388-492-0040 and WAC 388-492-0070 to ensure that WASHCAP benefits are cost neutral to SNAP.

Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 16-04-072
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-21-087
Hearing Date: November 22, 2016

WAC 388-76-10135, 10660

The department identified WAC 388-76-10135 and WAC 388-76-10660 for amendment because of public comments received during the public hearing on August 23, 2016 for proposed rules filed as WSR 16-14-037.  However, these WAC sections could not be included in the permanent rule amendments filed as WSR 16-20-095 because the amendments of these sections had not been proposed under WSR 16-14-037 and could not be included in the permanent amendments per RCW 34.05.340 (2).

Sherise Baltazar
(360) 725-3204
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 16-10-066
Proposed rules filed as WSR 16-21-060
Hearing Date: November 22, 2016

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