WSR 97-22-047

EXPEDITED ADOPTION

BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

[Filed October 31, 1997, 3:37 p.m.]

Title of Rule: WAC 132H-160-052 Tuition and fee waivers.

Purpose: Amend WAC 132H-160-052 in order to eliminate incomplete reference to WAC 132H-160-053 and replace reference with general language establishing waivers in accordance with state statutes.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 128B.50.140 [28B.50.140].

Summary: This amendment eliminates a citation to WAC 132H-160-053 and replaces it with a general reference to establishing waivers in accordance with state statutes.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 132H-160-053 refers only to waivers subject to the 3% limit established by the legislature but does not reference other legislatively allowed tuition and fee waivers.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Tika Esler, B125, (425) 641-2205.

Name of Proponent: Bellevue Community College, public.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: This amendment will allow the rule to apply to all tuition and fee waivers.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The current rule gives authority to the board of trustees to periodically establish tuition and fee waivers as permitted by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. In this rule, a reference was made that waivers would be established in accordance with WAC 132H-160-053. This reference is actually too narrow in scope as it applies only to the 3% limit for tuition and fee waivers allowed by the state legislature but gives no reference to other state allowed tuition and fee waivers, such as those allowed for state employees or the National Guard. The elimination of the reference to this rule and replacement with a more general statement that states that rules will be established in accordance with state statutes will give authority to the board without having to amend the current rule each time there is a legislative change in tuition and fee waiver allowances.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Eliminates reference within the rule to WAC 132H-160-053 and replaces it with the phrase "state statutes."

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED TO BE ADOPTED USING AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS RULE BEING ADOPTED USING THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Elise Erickson, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue, WA 98007-6484, AND RECEIVED BY December 31, 1997.

October 28, 1997

Elise J. Erickson

Rules Coordinator

AMENDATORY SECTION [(Amending WSR 95-19-049, filed 9/14/95, effective 10/15/95)]

WAC 132H-160-052 Tuition and fee waivers. (1) The board of trustees of Community College District VIII may periodically establish tuition and fee waivers for specific categories of students as permitted by state law and by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Such waivers will be established in accordance with state statutes WAC 132H-160-053 and with regular college fiscal processes.

(2) Information regarding current waivers will be available in the schedule of classes and from the Student Services Center.

(3) A student who wishes to appeal the determination of his or her tuition and fee waiver eligibility may contact the Associate Dean of Enrollment Services, who will initiate a brief adjudicative proceeding according to RCW 34.05.482 through 34.05.494.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 128B.50.140 [28B.50.140]. 95-19-049, 132H-160-052, filed 9/14/95, effective 10/15/95.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

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