WSR 09-16-026

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

OF SPOKANE

[ Filed July 27, 2009, 8:49 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment to WAC 132Q-03-242 Discrimination.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140(13).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On June 16, 2009, the board of trustees of Washington Community College District 17 (Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS)) directed administration to amend WAC 132Q-30-242 Discrimination, based on the recommendation made by the Washington state attorney general's office in light of litigation regarding first amendment rights.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Specific language will be deleted as directed by the Washington state attorney general's office to ensure compliance with recent federal court rulings regarding constitutionality.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. The CCS board of trustees took this action in its open public meeting on June 16, 2009. Questions or comments may be directed to Anne Tucker, Public Information Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, P.O. Box 6000, Mailstop 1009, Spokane, WA 99217-6000, phone (509) 434-5109, e-mail atucker@ccs.spokane.edu.

July 21, 2009

Anne Tucker

District Public

Information Officer

Washington State Code Reviser's Office