WSR 97-05-021

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

[Filed February 10, 1997, 12:35 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Patron rules for use of the Martin Stadium, amendment to existing rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.30.150(1).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Consumption of tobacco and alcohol products inside the Martin Stadium and its outer concourses, and usage of large bags which block aisleways, has become a health risk to stadium patrons, and a nuisance. Amending existing rules on this subject will allow the university to regulate such conduct more strictly, and so better to protect the health and safety of the public attending events in the Martin Stadium.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: This is not a new rule, but an amendment and adjustment of standing university facilities-use rules. There are no stakeholders to negotiate with practically, and so there is no need for a pilot project or agency study. Interested parties are invited to submit their ideas to the address below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Marcia Saneholtz, Senior Assistant Athletic Director, Washington State University, 107A Bohler Gym, P.O. Box 641610, Pullman, WA 99164-1610, (509) 335-0320, FAX (509) 335-0328 (limit to ten pages). Please send prior to March 7, 1997. No meetings are planned at this phase of rule development.

February 5, 1997

Richard L. Hutchinson

Rules Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser

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