Rulemaking

Rulemaking

Current rulemaking

2021 Legislation Implementation – House Bill 1073 and Senate Bill 5097

Proration and backdating

Definitions, “hours worked,” small business grants and appeals

Judicial review (Emergency rule)

Rules meetings for Paid Family and Medical Leave

Upcoming meetings

Rulemaking hearing – (held remotely due to COVID-19)

  • Topic: 2021 Legislation Implementation – House Bill 1073 and Senate Bill 5097 – see above for text of proposed rules
  • When: July 27, 2021, 9 a.m.
    Join online
    Microsoft Teams.
    Join by phone: (564) 999-2000 | PIN: 204472260#

 

  • Topic: Amendments to proration and backdating rules – see above for text of proposed rules
    When: August 10, 2021, 9 a.m.

    Join online – Microsoft Teams.Join by phone: (564) 999-2000 | PIN: 819916431#

Previous meetings

December 12, 2017 | Phase One Listening Session #1
December 19, 2017 | Phase One Listening Session #2
February 2, 2018 | Phase One Stakeholder Meeting #1 | Transcript
March 6, 2018 | Phase One Stakeholder Meeting #2 | Transcript
March 26, 2018 | Phase Two Listening Session #1
April 2, 2018 | Phase Two Listening Session #2
May 14, 2018 | Phase Two Stakeholder Meeting #1 | Transcript
May 23, 2018 | Phase One Public Hearing | Transcript
June 25, 2018 | Phase Two Stakeholder Meeting #2 | Transcript
August 9, 2018 | Phase Three Listening Session
September 18, 2018 | Phase Three Stakeholder Meeting #1 | Transcript
October 15, 2018 | Phase Four Listening Session | Presentation
October 24, 2018 | Phase Two Public Hearing #1 | Transcript
October 29, 2018 | Phase Two Public Hearing #2 | Transcript
November 2, 2018 | Phase Three Stakeholder Meeting #2 | Transcript
November 27, 2018 | Phase Four Stakeholder Meeting #1 | Transcript
January 11, 2019 | Phase Five Listening Session
January 16, 2019 | Phase Four Stakeholder Meeting #2 | Transcript
February 25, 2019 | Phase Five Stakeholder Meeting #1 | Transcript
March 13, 2019 | Phase Three Public Hearing #1 | Transcript
March 18, 2019 | Phase Three Public Hearing #2 | Transcript
March 27, 2019 | Phase Five Stakeholder Meeting #2 | Transcript
April 29, 2019 | Phase Six Listening Session
May 22, 2019 | Phase Four Public Hearing #1 | Transcript
May 29, 2019 | Phase Four Public Hearing #2 | Transcript
June 7, 2019 | Phase Six Stakeholder Meeting #1 | Transcript
July 17, 2019 | Phase Six Stakeholder Meeting #2 | Transcript
July 24, 2019* | Phase Five Public Hearing #1 | Transcript
July 26, 2019 | Phase Five Public Hearing #2 | Transcript
October 4, 2019 | Other Rulemaking Stakeholder Meeting | Transcript
November 7, 2019 | Phase Six Public Hearing #1 | Transcript
November 12, 2019 | Phase Six Public Hearing #2 | Transcript
November 26, 2019 | Rulemaking Hearing | Transcript
February 13, 2020 | Rulemaking Stakeholder Meeting| Transcript
May 6, 2020 | Rulemaking Hearing | Transcript
May 26, 2020 | Rulemaking Stakeholder Meeting | Transcript
September 9, 2020 | Rulemaking Hearing | Transcript
October 27, 2020 | Rulemaking Stakeholder Meeting | Transcript
February 9, 2021 | Rulemaking hearing | Transcript
April 7, 2021 | Rulemaking hearing | Transcript
June 17, 2021 | Rulemaking Stakeholder Meeting| Transcript

*Please note: This web page erroneously listed the start time for this hearing as 9:00 AM when, in fact, the hearing was scheduled for 1:00 PM. The correct time was listed on the CR-102 filing and the hearing’s agenda. We regret the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.

Types of rules meetings

Listening session

Listening sessions occur at the beginning of a new phase of rulemaking. They provide an informal opportunity for the public to provide input and guidance directly to Paid Family and Medical Leave policy staff on what they should have in mind as they begin to develop the rules around certain topics. There are one or two listening sessions in each phase.

Stakeholder meeting

Stakeholder meetings are scheduled after a draft of rules has been made public. They are less formal than public hearings and give the public a chance to provide feedback on the draft and offer ideas on which rules might need improvement. There are two stakeholder meetings in each phase. There is a court reporter present.

Public hearing

Public hearings take place near the end of a phase after the agency has filed its proposed rules with the Code Reviser’s Office. They are formal hearings that represent the final opportunity for the public to provide feedback on the proposed rules before the rules are finalized and become effective. There are one or two public hearings in each phase. There is a court reporter present.

Past rulemaking

Phase one

Phase two

Phase three

Phase three final rules

  • Amending premium rules
  • Definitions
  • Initial Application for Benefits
  • Employee Notice to Employer
  • Practice and Procedure

Background

Phase four

Phase five

Phase six

Definitions

Employer notification

Deceased claimants

Employer maintenance and health benefits

“Placement,” benefit proration, employee identification and other topics

Legislative changes (HB 2614)

RCW Subsection Removal

Covid-19 localization (emergency rule)

Post adoption notices

Privacy, recodification and other topics related to implementation

Stay informed

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For questions or comments on current rulemaking, contact the agency’s rules coordinator.

For information on the Advisory Committee, including agendas and meeting minutes, visit our website.