WSR 06-24-021

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


[ Filed November 29, 2006, 12:02 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New rules to address cost savings for course materials.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.10.590 and 28B.20.130.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Recent state law requires rules to be adopted that consider cost savings for student course materials without sacrificing educational content. Rules will encourage faculty and staff to pursue the least costly options for purchasing relevant course materials and for affiliated bookstores to achieve the same goals through various best practices.

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 or inquiries may be directed to Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Director of Rules Coordination by one of the following routes: Mail University of Washington, Rules Coordination Office, Box 355509, Seattle, WA 98195-5509, e-mail rules@u.washington.edu, or fax (206) 221-6917.

November 29, 2006

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff

UW Director of Rules Coordination

Washington State Code Reviser's Office