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                                 SENATE BILL 5894



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Senators Bluechel, Cantu and Skratek.


Read first time March 1, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Higher Education.Developing a plan for a new community college campus.

     AN ACT Relating to the development of a plan for a new community college campus; creating new sections; and declaring an emergency.




     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.      (1) Community college district eight, overseen by the state board for community college education, shall develop a plan for the creation of a new community college campus in the northwestern portion of that district.  The plan shall analyze local community educational needs, recommend a site for the location of the new campus, establish a timeline for implementation, and recommend a level of capital and operating funding for the implementation of the plan.

     (2) The plan developed in subsection (1) of this section shall specify the geographic service area of the new campus and make a recommendation as to the desirability and feasibility of establishing a new community college district for this service area.

     (3) The recommendation of a site for the new campus shall be developed utilizing, but not limited to, the following criteria:  Transportation access; public support and needs; environmental impact; availability and cost of the acquisition and development of land for the campus; physical and development considerations; compatibility with existing college facilities in or near the planning area; and the degree to which a chosen site may free capacity at an existing campus to serve new enrollment in areas not now adequately served.

     (4) The plan developed in subsection (1) of this section shall be submitted to the legislature for its consideration by January 1, 1992.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.      The state board for community college education shall submit, if necessary, in conjunction with the plan set out under section 1 of this act, proposed legislation to implement the plan to the 1992 regular legislative session.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.      This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately.