September 21, 2021

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
September 21, 2021 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

Please note: The September 21, 2021 public hearing will be held via Skype for those interested in attending.

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1 (360) 407-4045  Conference ID: 7181695

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-444-0010

In 2020, the Washington Legislature passed Third Substitute Senate Bill 5164 (Chapter 136, Laws of 2020) allowing undocumented individuals applying for T and U visas, asylum, and “victims of human trafficking” to be eligible for the state-funded Food Assistance Program (FAP). As these individuals are not eligible to work in the United States they cannot register for work, which is currently required by FAP. This proposed amendment will add an exemption from work registration for individuals who are not legally able to work due to their immigration status.

Patrick Budde
(360) 764-0068
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-13-107
Proposed rules 21-17-120
Hearing Date: September 21, 2021

WAC 388-484-0006

Proposed amendments are necessary to support legislative changes passed in Second Substitute Senate Bill 5214 (Chapter 239, Laws of 2021) and the Operating Budget (Chapter 334, Laws of 2021) regarding Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) time limit extensions.

Jennie Fitzpatrick
(360) 725-4648
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-13-126
Proposed rules 21-17-111
Hearing Date: September 21, 2021

WAC 388-432-0005

Planned amendments will align Diversion Cash Assistance (DCA) program rules with Substitute House Bill 2441 (Chapter 338, Laws of 2020) changes implemented on July 1, 2021. These amendments will allow families whose Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) closed in sanction between July 2010 and July 2021 to potentially qualify for DCA.

Sarah Garcia
(360) 522-2214
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-13-016
Proposed rules 21-17-096
Hearing Date: September 21, 2021

WACs 388-478-0020 and 0027

Planned amendments will implement the 15% payment standard increase (effective July 1, 2021) for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), State Family Assistance (SFA), Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), and Pregnant Women Assistance (PWA) programs, approved via the 2021-2023 Operating Budget. Planned amendments will also update net income limits and allowable benefit amounts for the Consolidated Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP).

Sarah Garcia
(360) 522-2214
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-13-014
Proposed rules 21-17-094
Hearing Date: September 21, 2021

WAC 388-106-0275

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-106-0275 to enable budgetary flexibilities related to funding availability, and to clarify items that may not be purchased under this rule.  

Victoria Nuesca
(360) 725-2393
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-11-022
Proposed rules filed as WSR 21-17-047
Hearing Date: September 21, 2021

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PO Box 45850
Olympia, WA  98504-5850
Phone: (360) 664-6097
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