PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Policy governing the use of Bellevue Community College for first amendment activities.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 28B.50.140.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The existing chapter 132H-140 WAC on facilities usage applies to the rental of facilities for other than first amendment activities. This new rule would clarify how the college may be used for first amendment activities.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Supreme Court and United States district courts. Decisions concerning first amendment rights will be followed in writing the new policy.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Elise Erickson, Special Assistant to the President, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue, WA 98007-6484, phone (425) 564-2540, fax (425) 564-2261. Meetings will be held with All College Council to discuss the impact of the proposal.
November 5, 2004