WSR 97-16-101

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

[Filed August 5, 1997, 4:45 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 478-156 WAC, Regulations for the University of Washington residence halls, apartments, and family housing.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.20.130.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The University of Washington intends to extend eligibility to reside in its family housing apartments to registered, same-sex domestic partners, requiring modifications to the eligibility standards for assignment to those units. Minor changes of a housekeeping nature are proposed to update and clarify the language without changing the effects of the rules.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written comments on inquiries may be directed to Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Administrative Procedures Officer via one of the following routes: United States mail: University of Washington, 4014 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105-6203; campus mail: Box 355509; e-mail: adminpro@u.washington.edu; FAX (206) 543-0786.

August 1, 1997

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff

Administrative Procedures Officer

Legislature Code Reviser

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office