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2018 Rulemaking Activities

 

Below is information on OAH's current rulemaking activity.  You can view more details in the Washington State Register.  

 

WAC 10-24-010 Accommodation

OAH initially proposed the rule for inclusion in the Model Rules of Procedure as WAC 10-08-055; we titled the rule Suitable

Representation.  OAH has created a new chapter in Title 10 for clarity. The rule section number and title have changed to WAC 10-24-010 Accommodation.

 

Main objectives of rule:

  • Establish a process for OAH ALJs or any party to refer a party to the OAH ADA coordinator when an issue is raised on whether a party's disability precludes meaningful access to the OAH adjudicative process.
  • Establish a network of individuals who can be appointed to assist these parties with a disability.
  • Establish standards for training, including (a) initial and annual training of OAH staff commensurate with the scope of their duties, (b) specialized training initially and thereafter as necessary for the OAH ADA coordinator, and (c) uniform qualification training for suitable representatives.
  • Assess effectiveness and results of the rule within two years after the effective date.

A CR-103  (permanent rule filing) was filed with the Code Reviser on August 16, 2017,  and will be published in Washington State Register

17-17-079 on September 6, 2017.  The permanent rule will become effective on January 1, 2018.

 

A concise explanatory statement can be viewed here.

 

WAC 10-04 Public Records

A CR-103  (permanent rule filing) was filed with the Code Reviser on December 20, 2017, and will be published in Washington State Register 18-01-144 on January 3, 2018.  The permanent rule will become effective on January 20, 2018.

 

A concise explanatory statement can be viewed here.

  

Main objectives of rule:

  • In 2017, Washington's Legislature made some significant changes to the state's Public Records Act.  This rule is being updated to align with the Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW, and the advisory model public records rules in Chapter 44-14 WAC.

A CR-105 (expedited rule making) was filed with the Code Reviser on February 5, 2018, and was published in Washington State Register 18-04-087 on February 21, 2018.  The deadline for comments on the proposed change is April 9, 2018.

 

 Helpful Links

 

 

 

 WAC 10-24-010 Accommodation

  Workgroup Meeting Notes

 

 Chapter 10-04 WAC Public Records

  Public Comments on Proposed Rule (CR-102)

 

 

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