WSR 10-01-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

YAKIMA VALLEY

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

[ Filed December 17, 2009, 8:53 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: First amendment activities at Yakima Valley Community College.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: It is appropriate for the college to create time, place and manner regulations to establish procedures and reasonable controls for the use of college facilities for both noncollege and college groups who wish to exercise their freedom of speech rights. The intent is to balance the college's responsibility to fulfill its mission as a state educational institution of Washington with the interests of noncollege groups or college groups who are interested in using college space for purposes of constitutionally protected speech, assembly or expression.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: First amendment to the United States Constitution. We will coordinate any language we propose for adoption with the state of Washington attorney general's office to make sure it complies with constitution protections.

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 by contacting Nicole Hopkins, Community Regulations, (509) 574-6870, nhopkins@yvcc.edu or Suzy West, President's Office, (509) 574-4637, swest@yvcc.edu, Yakima Valley Community College, P.O. Box 22520, Yakima, WA 98907-2520.

December 17, 2009

Suzanne West

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office