WSR 13-11-031




[ Filed May 9, 2013, 3:27 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 131-48-010 through 131-48-140, governing the certificate of educational competence.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.10.400.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule changes are required due to legislation (HB 1686) adopted during the 2013 regular session of the legislature that amended several RCWs to eliminate the reference to GED.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The high school equivalency credential is awarded jointly by the state board for community and technical colleges and the office of the superintendent of public instruction (OSPI). HB 1686 was discussed and approved by OSPI.

     Other state agencies or institutions currently have rules that reference GED, such as OSPI, DSHS, department of ecology, health care authority, department of labor and industries, and the department of licensing that will need to amend their WACs. Sine [Since] this is to amend rules, additional rule making is not necessary.

     Process for Developing New Rule: Normal rule making.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jon Kerr, 1300 Quince Street S.E., P.O. Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, phone (360) 704-4326.

May 9, 2013

Beth Gordon

Executive Assistant

and Rules Coordinator