Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: The university is updating the rules for spectator events and safety rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 504-36-030.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.30.150.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: An emergency rule is necessary to ensure that the service and consumption of alcoholic beverages at public events are fully regulated prior to the beginning of spectator events in the remodeled Martin Stadium.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: August 24, 2012.
Ralph T. Jenks, Director
Procedures, Records, and Forms
and University Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-20-019, filed 9/19/97, effective 9/19/97)
WAC 504-36-030 Spectator events -- Safety rules. (1) Protection of the safety and general welfare of students, faculty and staff, performers and officials, and members of the general public attending or participating in spectator events on the campus is a primary concern of Washington State University.
(2) The following rules of conduct are applicable to all
public events of Washington State University, including
specifically, but not limited to, Martin Stadium and the
Performing Arts)) Beasley Coliseum and to all public areas of
the facility wherein the event is held (hereafter the "event
(a) Behavior which in the judgment of designated university officials constitutes a disruption of the event or safety hazard for other spectators or participants is prohibited.
(b) Possession and/or consumption of ((
or)) illegal drugs is prohibited; possession and/or consumption
of alcoholic beverages is permitted subject to restrictions.
(i) Any ((
such materials)) illegal drugs or alcoholic
beverages, except for such beverages provided in accordance with
(b)(ii) of this subsection, found shall be delivered to the
custody of designated university officials or their
representatives upon request. In addition, violators of this
(( rule)) section may be subject to university disciplinary action
(if applicable) and/or legal proceedings, and to removal from the
(ii) Alcoholic beverages may be possessed, sold, served, and consumed at event sites only under a valid permit or license issued by the Washington state liquor control board. Events at which alcoholic beverages are possessed, sold, served, and consumed must comply with the restrictions imposed by the Washington state liquor control board, have restricted attendance, and be limited to specified room(s) or area(s). Possession, consumption, service, dispensation, or sale of alcohol is prohibited except to persons of legal age.
(c) Except as provided in (b) of this subsection, possession
of glass or metal beverage containers, or devices used for
carrying such beverage containers, is prohibited((
That)); however, this (( rule)) section shall not apply to
personal canteens or thermos bottles one liter or less in size,
containing beverages not in violation of this (( rule)) section,
and provided further, that this (( rule)) section shall not apply
to small soft-sided articles used to carry such permitted
containers, as more fully described in (( subpart)) (d) of this
(( rule below)) subsection. All such items shall be subject to a
visual inspection upon entry to the event site. Any containers
or devices prohibited by this (( rule)) section shall be removed
by the possessor or delivered to the custody of designated
university officials or their representatives upon request. This
(( rule)) section shall not apply to approved vendors.
(d) Knapsacks, duffel bags, backpacks, bags used to transport permitted beverage containers or other soft sided bags shall be small enough to fit completely under one seat, and shall be so kept at all times to maintain clear aisles, walkways and stairs. All such items are subject to a visual inspection upon entry into the event site. No hard sided bags, suitcases, coolers or other similar items shall be permitted into the event site.
(e) Aisles, walkways and stairs shall be kept clear of
hazards and obstacles (including but not limited to those items
discussed in ((
subparts)) (c) and (d) of this (( rule))
subsection) at all times, to ensure safe and easy passage for
persons attending the event, university and security officials,
and others at the event site.
(f) Possession of any fireworks, weapons, explosive devices
or artificial noisemaking devices (such as airhorns) is
prohibited in the event site. Any such items shall be
surrendered to designated university officials upon request. In
addition, possession of such items may subject violators of this
rule)) section to university disciplinary action (if
applicable) and/or legal proceedings, and to removal from the
(g) Smoking is prohibited in areas designated as "no smoking."
(h) An individual is entitled to occupy only the seat for which he or she has the proper ticket.
Video taping equipment)) Recording video of the event
for commercial purposes is not permitted into the event site
without written permission from the WSU athletic department.
(j) Umbrellas may not be opened or raised in seating areas
of any event site, in order to ensure that all persons attending
the event have as clear and unobstructed a view of the event as
possible. Personal sized umbrellas may be brought into the event
site and stored as described in ((
subparts)) (d) and (e) of this
(( rule)) subsection.
(3) Where there is reasonable cause to believe that persons are, or are attempting to, violate the requirements identified in WAC 504-36-030(2), such person or persons will be denied license or privilege to enter or remain in or upon the premises, and designated officials may take necessary action to deny entry or to remove such persons from the premises.
Failure to vacate the premises upon request of designated university officials may result in subsequent legal process under the laws of the state of Washington.
(4) For purposes of WAC 504-36-030 (1) and (2) designated
officials include the president of the university, the vice
president for business ((
affairs)) and finance, and the following
(a) Director of athletics or designee for athletic events;
(b) Director of the coliseum or designee for coliseum events;
(c) Director of the Compton Union Building or designee for events in the Compton Union Building;
(d) Director of the School of Music ((
and Theatre Arts)) or
designee for events sponsored by that school;
(e) The WSU executive director of public safety or designee;
(f) Officers of the WSU police department when (1) acting at the request of any of the above-named officials to enforce university regulations, or (2) enforcing state laws or local ordinances.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125 and [28B.30.]150(1). 97-20-019, § 504-36-030, filed 9/19/97, effective 9/19/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125 and 28B.30.150. 80-07-015 (Order 80-2, Resolution 6/80-15), § 504-36-030, filed 6/11/80; Order 77-2, § 504-36-030, filed 8/3/77.]