WSR 10-05-104

PROPOSED RULES

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY


[ Filed February 17, 2010, 8:45 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-22-085.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 504-15 WAC, Campus traffic and parking regulations.

Hearing Location(s): Lighty 405, WSU Pullman, Pullman, Washington, on March 26, 2010, at 4:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 7, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: Ralph Jenks, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 641225, Pullman, WA 99164-1225, e-mail jenks@wsu.edu, fax (509) 335-3969, by March 26, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Deborah Bartlett, (509) 335-2005, by March 22, 2010.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Campus traffic and parking regulations are being updated.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.30.150.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington State University, public.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Christopher Boyan, Assistant Director, Parking and Transportation Services, Parking Services 101A, Pullman, Washington 99164-5500, (509) 335-2950 and Bridgette Johnson, Director, Parking and Transportation, Parking Services 120A, Pullman, Washington 99164-5500, (509) 335-5105; Implementation and Enforcement: Bridgette Johnson, Director, Parking and Transportation Services, Parking Services 120A, Pullman, Washington 99164-5500, (509) 335-5105.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The rule has no impact on small business.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The university does not consider this rule to be a significant legislative rule.

February 17, 2010

Ralph T. Jenks, Director

Procedures, Records, and Forms

and University Rules Coordinator

OTS-3047.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-08-050, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08)

WAC 504-15-100   Definitions.   The definitions in this section are applicable within the context of this chapter.

(1) Campus. Describes all property owned, leased, and/or controlled by the university Pullman campus which is or may hereafter be dedicated mainly to the educational, research, housing, recreational, parking, or other activities of the university.

(2) Commuter student. Any student who does not live in a university residence hall (dormitory). All students living in fraternities, sororities, university-owned housing (other than residence halls), and private housing are considered to be commuter students.

(3) Day. Unless otherwise specified, the term "day" refers to a calendar day.

(4) Disability parking. See persons with disability.

(5) Disability zone. A parking zone designated for exclusive use by persons with disability and identified with a sign bearing the associated international symbol.

(6) Electric-assisted bicycle. As defined under RCW 46.04.169.

(7) Fire zone. An area needed for emergency access to buildings, fire hydrants, or fire equipment. Such areas include, but are not limited to, areas with adjacent curbs or rails painted red.

(((7))) (8) Gate card. A plastic card that activates the gates controlling access to certain parking areas.

(((8))) (9) Holiday. See university holiday.

(((9))) (10) Illegal use of permit. A parking violation in which a parking ticket is issued under the following circumstances:

(a) Use of a parking permit or indicator on a vehicle other than the specified vehicle identified by a license plate number on the permit.

(b) Use of a parking permit or indicator obtained under false pretenses.

(c) Use of a modified parking permit or indicator.

(d) Use and/or retention of a parking permit or indicator by person(s) ineligible, or no longer eligible, for such a permit as described and authorized in this chapter.

(((10))) (11) Impound. To take and hold a vehicle in legal custody by use of a wheel lock and/or towing.

(((11))) (12) Indicator. A decal or hanger displayed adjacent to a parking permit which defines additional parking areas available to a permit holder.

(((12))) (13) Loading zone. A loading dock, or an area signed "loading zone" adjacent to a facility, in a parking area, or near a residence hall. Such an area is intended for loading and unloading bulky or voluminous material. Loading zones are restricted at all times unless signed otherwise.

(((13))) (14) Moped. ((Any two-wheeled or three-wheeled motor vehicle with an engine displacement of 50cc or less.)) As defined under RCW 46.04.304.

(((14))) (15) Motorcycle. (( Any two-wheeled or three-wheeled motor vehicle with an engine displacement greater than 50cc.)) As defined under RCW 46.04.330.

(((15))) (16) Motorized foot scooter. As defined under RCW 46.04.336.

(17) Motor vehicle. ((All motor-driven conveyances except wheelchairs. Also referred to as "vehicle" in this chapter.)) As defined under RCW 46.04.320.

(((16))) (18) No parking zone. Any area not specifically marked and/or signed for parking. Such areas include, but are not limited to, areas with adjacent curbs or rails painted yellow.

(((17))) (19) Officer. Any parking or police official employed by the university who is designated by the parking administrator or chief of police to issue parking tickets, to place and remove wheel locks, or to cause vehicles to be towed under this chapter.

(((18))) (20) Owner. The person registered with any state as the present owner of a vehicle in the most current registration records available to the university, the owner's expressed representative, or any transferee not designated in such records, provided that the parking administrator or chief of police has received actual written notice of the transfer.

(((19))) (21) Park/parking. This refers to the placement or standing of a vehicle, with or without a driver in attendance, and with or without the engine running.

(((20))) (22) Parking administrator. The manager in charge of the parking department or designee.

(((21))) (23) Parking appeals committee. Any person or persons appointed to consider parking violations and the application of fees, fines, and sanctions. Said person or persons are appointed by the vice-president whose responsibilities include supervision of the parking department or designee.

(((22))) (24) Parking department. The university department which is charged with the responsibility of managing, operating, planning, and maintaining parking facilities; enforcing the parking regulations; and coordinating commute trip reduction efforts for the Pullman campus.

(((23))) (25) Parking meter. A single fixed device that typically requires payment and limits the amount of time a vehicle can park in a single space. Also referred to as "meter" in this chapter. A parking meter is not a parking payment device.

(((24))) (26) Parking payment device. A machine that requires payment and vends a parking permit and/or a paid receipt. Parking payment devices may be located in various places on the campus. A parking payment device is not a parking meter.

(((25))) (27) Parking permit. A vinyl, plastic, paper, or other instrument sanctioned by the parking department that is displayed from a vehicle, and authorizes parking in specified areas. Also referred to as "permit" in this chapter.

(((26))) (28) Parking ticket. The first notice of a parking violation which is usually placed in a visible location on a motor vehicle.

(((27))) (29) Pay parking facility. A location where parking is provided and payment is made on-site via a parking payment device, cashier, or other means other than a parking meter.

(((28))) (30) Pedestrian mall. A space that is designed primarily for pedestrian use, but with limited authorized use of motor vehicle and other motorized and nonmotorized conveyances. These restricted areas are depicted on the Pullman campus map and/or with signing at the entrances to the pedestrian mall areas.

(((29))) (31) Persons with disability. For the purpose of this chapter, persons with disability shall refer to a person or persons with disability or disabilities who qualify for a state-issued persons with disability parking identification and permit.

(((30))) (32) Resident priority zone. A parking area close to a residence hall (i.e., crimson zone or gray zone) that is typically limited to use by resident students.

(((31))) (33) Resident student. A student with a current, valid residence hall contract, who lives in a residence hall.

(((32))) (34) Residence hall. Residence ((halls include, but are not limited to, the following: Coman Hall, Community Hall, Davis Hall, Duncan-Dunn Hall, Gannon Hall, Goldsworthy Hall, Honors Hall, McCroskey Hall, McEachern Hall, Orton Hall, Perham Hall, Regents Hall, Rogers Hall, Scott Hall, Stephenson Complex, Stevens Hall, Stimson Hall, Streit Hall, Waller Hall, and Wilmer Hall)) hall units (dormitories) that are owned by the university but are not included as university-owned housing apartments. Occupants of residence halls are considered resident students and are eligible for parking permits in resident priority zones.

(((33))) (35) Service vehicle. A vehicle used to provide a service for the university or a tenant or contractor of the university (e.g., a university owned vehicle or a privately owned vehicle with a valid service vehicle authorization displayed).

(((34))) (36) Service zone. Parking spaces or area designated for the use of service vehicles, other government-owned vehicles, and vehicles displaying a service indicator or commercial permit. Authorized vehicles may park in these zones on an occasional basis for a maximum of fifteen minutes, except for vehicles that display a commercial permit, or a service indicator issued for an extended time. Service zones are restricted at all times unless signed otherwise.

(((35))) (37) Staff. For the purposes of these regulations, "staff" includes all nonstudent employees of the university and the nonstudent employees of other entities located on, or regularly doing business on campus. Teaching assistants, research assistants, and other students employed by the university, or other entities located on, or regularly doing business on campus, are not "staff." They are considered to be students for the purpose of these regulations.

(((36))) (38) Standing. "Standing" is the stopping of a vehicle with the driver remaining in it.

(((37))) (39) Storage of a vehicle. Impounded vehicles are held in storage until released. During such time they are subject to storage fees.

(((38))) (40) Student. The term "student" includes all persons who are not staff who are taking courses at the university, enrolled full-time or part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, professional studies, or auditing one or more classes.

(((39))) (41) Summer session. The summer session includes all summer sessions beginning on the first day of the earliest session, and ending on the last day of the latest session.

(((40))) (42) University. Refers to Washington State University.

(((41))) (43) University holiday. A day regarded by the university as an official university holiday.

(((42))) (44) University-owned housing. Housing units or apartments, and their respective parking areas, that are owned by the university, but are not included as residence halls. Occupants of university-owned housing are eligible for housing parking permits issued by the university.

(((43))) (45) Unpaid. A full or partial outstanding balance due. This definition includes parking tickets which are pending appeal.

(((44))) (46) Vacation. A period of time when classes or final exams are not in session. Except for holidays that fall within this period, the business offices of the university are open during this time.

(((45))) (47) Visitors. Persons who are not staff or students and who only visit the campus on an occasional basis.

(((46))) (48) Wheel lock. A device used to temporarily immobilize a motor vehicle. Wheel locked vehicles are considered to be impounded in place and subject to storage fees.

(((47))) (49) Wheel lock-eligible list. The current list of wheel lock-eligible vehicles as maintained by the parking department. A vehicle remains on the wheel lock-eligible list until all fines and fees related to parking tickets are paid in full or otherwise resolved to include the payment of fines and fees related to parking tickets not yet eligible for late fees.

(((48))) (50) Wheel lock-eligible vehicle. Any vehicle on which three or more parking tickets more than thirty days old are unpaid and which parking tickets were issued during the time the vehicle was registered to or otherwise held by the owner. The vehicle remains wheel lock-eligible until all fines and fees related to parking tickets are paid in full or otherwise resolved to include the payment of fines and fees related to parking tickets not yet eligible for late fees.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. 08-08-050, 504-15-100, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08; 02-14-071, 504-15-100, filed 6/28/02, effective 7/29/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.095, 28B.30.125 and 28B.30.150. 95-13-003, 504-15-100, filed 6/8/95, effective 7/9/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150, 28B.10.560 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 90-11-078 (Order 90-1), 504-15-100, filed 5/16/90, effective 7/1/90.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-08-050, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08)

WAC 504-15-210   Times of enforcement.   Parking regulations are subject to enforcement at all times.

(1) Parking permit areas. All parking permit zones are limited to authorized permit holders during specific hours. These hours are posted in each parking area at the entrance to parking areas, or along roadways where parking is marked.

(2) Restricted spaces. These spaces are restricted for their designated purpose at all times unless signed otherwise:

(a) Disability zones.

(b) Load/unload.

(c) Service.

(d) Reserved.

(e) Reserved (bagged) parking meters.

(f) Pedestrian mall.

(g) Areas which are specially signed or physically set apart by barricades, traffic cones, tape, or other traffic devices.

(3) Parking metered spaces. Parking meters are in effect during the times posted on each meter. During these times the meter must be paid the posted amount. Additional time cannot be purchased beyond the meter's posted maximum time limit (e.g., a two-hour meter allows a maximum of two hours to be purchased at one time). A motor vehicle which is parked at an expired meter is considered in violation initially, and after each period equal to the maximum time posted for the meter. In such case a parking ticket may be issued for each violation. For example, a vehicle parked at a meter with a two-hour maximum time limit for six hours and five minutes of CONTINUOUS unpaid parking at the same meter would be eligible for up to three parking tickets.

(4) Special conditions. The parking regulations are enforced every day, twenty-four hours a day. During certain times the following special conditions exist, and the regulations are modified.

(a) Crimson permit zones.

(i) Permits are not required in crimson zones at the start of each semester from the Monday of the week prior to the first day of class through the ((fifth)) third day of class.

(ii) Crimson, orange, and green permits are valid in crimson zones during summer session, vacation periods, and between semesters.

(((iii) Temporary one-hour parking zones may be established in portions of the crimson zones during finals week and at the start of each semester to accommodate moving into and moving out of residence halls.))

(b) Gray permit zones.

(i) Permits are not required in gray zones at the start of each semester from the Monday of the week prior to the first day of class through the ((fifth)) third day of class, during vacation periods, and between semesters.

(ii) During summer session, gray zones are open to all valid university parking permits, except blue permits and housing parking permits.

(((iii) Temporary one-hour parking zones may be established in portions of the gray zones during finals week and at the start of each semester to accommodate moving into and moving out of residence halls.))

(c) Blue permit zones. Permits are not required in blue zones at the start of each semester from the Monday of the week prior to the first day of class through the ((fifth)) third day of class, during finals week, vacation periods, and between semesters.

(d) University-owned housing areas. Permits are not required in university-owned housing areas at the start of each semester from the Monday of the week prior to the first day of class through the ((fifth)) third day of class, and during finals week.

(e) Summer business hours. During the period when the university is on official summer business hours, all metered spaces and permit areas which are not restricted are open parking after 4:00 p.m. Official summer business hours are posted on the human resource services department web site throughout the summer.

(f) The parking department may select and designate portions of permit zones as temporary one-hour parking zones at the start of each semester to accommodate moving into and out of residence halls and during finals week.

(5) Pay parking facilities. Some parking areas provide parking on an hourly basis. Hours of operation and a schedule of fees are posted at the facility entrance and at the point of payment. Parking tickets are issued to vehicles that are parked over the duration of time that was paid and for nonpayment. Parking areas with parking meters are not considered pay parking facilities.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. 08-08-050, 504-15-210, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08; 02-14-071, 504-15-210, filed 6/28/02, effective 7/29/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.095, 28B.30.125 and 28B.30.150. 95-13-003, 504-15-210, filed 6/8/95, effective 7/9/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150, 28B.10.560 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 90-11-078 (Order 90-1), 504-15-210, filed 5/16/90, effective 7/1/90.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 504-15-370   Storage of vehicles.   Storage of vehicles, including motorcycles and mopeds, is prohibited on campus unless otherwise authorized by the parking department.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-08-050, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08)

WAC 504-15-510   Parking permits -- General.   (1) The university issues parking permits for designated areas of the campus. Any vehicle parked on the campus must clearly display a valid university parking permit in accordance with this chapter during the posted hours and in locations when and where permits are required. University staff and students may not use any other permit in lieu of a valid university parking permit or valid university housing parking permit.

(2) Inoperable vehicles. It is the owner's responsibility to immediately contact the parking department or police department in the event that the owner's vehicle becomes inoperable when the vehicle is parked on campus.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. 08-08-050, 504-15-510, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150, 28B.10.560 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 90-11-078 (Order 90-1), 504-15-510, filed 5/16/90, effective 7/1/90.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-08-050, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08)

WAC 504-15-520   Parking permits -- Form and display.   All parking permits must be entirely visible and displayed in the approved position on the vehicle with permit numbers and relevant dates visible. Vehicles with permits which are not displayed in accordance with the provisions of this section are subject to parking tickets for the violation of improperly displaying a permit.

(1) Autos and trucks:

(a) Hanging permits, both annual and daily, must be displayed hanging from the rear-view mirror post.

(b) Permits mounted solely by suction cup and permit decals directly affixed to the windshield must be displayed on the front windshield at the lower left corner (driver's side). Decals must be mounted completely by means of their own adhesive (not by tape).

(2) Motorcycles and mopeds. Motorcycle and moped permits must be mounted completely by means of their own adhesive and prominently displayed on the left rear side of the vehicle or on top of the rear tail light.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. 08-08-050, 504-15-520, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150, 28B.10.560 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 90-11-078 (Order 90-1), 504-15-520, filed 5/16/90, effective 7/1/90.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-08-050, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08)

WAC 504-15-540   Zone parking permits -- Availability and use.   The management and assignment of parking zones is designed to provide a parking space to each permit holder. However, uncontrolled access to parking areas and unexpected parking demand make it impossible to guarantee a parking space in a permit holder's assigned zone. Every effort is made via surveys and limits on permit sales, to ensure that permit holders are not displaced from their assigned zones. The only exception to this is that the sale of blue permits is not limited.

Staff and students are generally assigned to specific parking areas, referred to as zones. Parking zones are color-coded with respect to their price and numbered with respect to the specific parking zone assignment of each permit holder. Permit holders may park in their assigned zone as reflected by the combination of color and number on their permit and corresponding sign, or they may park in other zones as described below.

(1) Orange permits. Orange permit holders may park in their numerically assigned orange zone, or in any green, yellow, red, or blue zone. These permits may be made available on a daily basis.

(2) Green permits. Green permit holders may park in their numerically assigned green zone, or in any yellow, red, or blue zone. These permits may be made available on a daily basis.

(3) Yellow permits. Yellow permit holders may park in their numerically assigned yellow zone, or in any red or blue zone. These permits may be made available on a daily basis.

(4) Red permits. Red permit holders may park in their numerically assigned red zone or in any blue zone. These permits may be made available on a daily basis.

(5) Crimson permits. Crimson permit holders may park in their numerically assigned crimson zone, or in the numerically corresponding gray zone (e.g., a crimson 1 permit is valid in the gray 1 zone, but not in the gray 2 zone), or in any blue zone. Crimson permit holders must turn in their crimson permit for a refund or credit toward another permit, if applicable, immediately upon moving out of the residence hall. Only resident students are eligible for crimson permits.

(6) Gray permits. Gray permit holders may park in their numerically assigned gray zone, or in any blue zone. These permits may be made available on a daily basis. Gray permit holders must turn in their gray permit for refund or credit toward another permit, if applicable, immediately upon moving out of a residence hall. Only resident students are eligible for gray permits.

(7) Blue permits (((peripheral parking))). Blue permit holders may park in any blue zone. These permits may be made available on a daily basis.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. 08-08-050, 504-15-540, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08; 02-14-071, 504-15-540, filed 6/28/02, effective 7/29/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.095, 28B.30.125 and 28B.30.150. 95-13-003, 504-15-540, filed 6/8/95, effective 7/9/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150, 28B.10.560 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 90-11-078 (Order 90-1), 504-15-540, filed 5/16/90, effective 7/1/90.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-11-069, filed 5/14/09, effective 7/1/09)

WAC 504-15-560   Other parking permits -- Availability and use.   (1) Visitor permits. Visitor permits are available on an annual or daily basis to visitors of the university. Visitor permits may be used only by bona fide visitors as defined by this chapter. Use by any other person constitutes illegal use of a parking permit. Annual visitor permits are valid in green, yellow, red and blue zones, and parking spaces signed for visitor permits only. Daily visitor permits may be assigned to specific zones on a space-available basis. If a parking zone is not specified on the permit, it is valid in the same parking areas as an annual visitor permit. Visitor permits are not valid in pay parking facilities, parking meters, or restricted spaces.

(2) Golden cougar permits. Golden cougar permits are special visitor permits that are issued to retired staff in recognition of their service without additional cost. They are issued on an annual basis and are valid in green, yellow, red, blue zones, and visitor-permit-only parking spaces. Staff who are employed by the university or by other entities located on campus after formal retirement are not eligible to use a golden cougar permit in lieu of a regular paid zone permit.

(3) ((President's associates decals. President's associates decals are issued to eligible members of the Washington State University foundation. Use of these decals for parking shall be in accordance with a separate agreement between WSU and the WSU foundation. However, university faculty, staff, and students may not use a president's associates decal or any other parking benefit instrument in lieu of a paid zone permit.

(4))) Conference permits. Conference permits are available to visitors who participate in conferences held on the university campus. They are available on a daily basis only. Conference permits may be assigned to specific zones on a space-available basis. ((If a parking zone is not specified on the permit, it is valid in green, yellow, red, blue zones, and visitor-permit-only parking spaces.)) Conference permits are not valid in orange zones, pay parking facilities, parking meters, or restricted spaces.

(((5))) (4) Motorcycle permits. Motorcycle permits are valid within boundaries of areas specifically posted and/or marked for motorcycle permits. Motorcycle permits are available on an annual and daily basis.

(((6))) (5) Moped permits. Moped permits are valid within boundaries of areas specifically posted and/or marked for moped permits. Moped permits are available on an annual and daily basis.

(((7))) (6) Commercial permits. Commercial permits are issued to vendors, suppliers, and service representatives of outside companies performing a service for the university. Commercial permits are available on an annual or daily basis. Annual commercial permits are valid in service zones, parking meters, and green, yellow, red and blue zones, and visitor-permit-only parking spaces. Daily commercial permits may be assigned to specific zones on a space-available basis. Commercial permits are not valid in orange zones or pay parking facilities.

(((8))) (7) Construction permits. A construction permit is issued to personnel who are working on a construction site on campus. Construction permits are available on an annual or daily basis and are assigned to a specific parking area.

(((9))) (8) Housing permits. A housing permit is issued to eligible residents of university-owned housing. Housing permits are valid only in specific housing parking areas.

(((10))) (9) Carpool. Upon application, a bona fide carpool as defined by the campus policies and procedures is given preference in the assignment of parking zones, and issued a permit that facilitates the carpool. Obtaining or using a carpool permit under false pretenses constitutes the illegal use of a permit.

(((11))) (10) Departmental permits. Departmental parking permits are available for use by department employees who need to use their personal vehicles for university business. Departmental permits are available in different forms and are valid at parking meters; service zones; orange, green, yellow, red, blue, crimson, and gray permit zones; and pay parking facilities. Departmental permits are not valid in reserved spaces. The use of departmental permits for anything other than official departmental business is prohibited by the State Ethics Act.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. 09-11-069, 504-15-560, filed 5/14/09, effective 7/1/09; 08-08-050, 504-15-560, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.095, 28B.30.125 and 28B.30.150. 95-13-003, 504-15-560, filed 6/8/95, effective 7/9/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150, 28B.10.560 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 90-11-078 (Order 90-1), 504-15-560, filed 5/16/90, effective 7/1/90.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-08-050, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08)

WAC 504-15-810   Violations, fines, and sanctions.   (1) Violations and fines. Parking violations are processed by the university. Fines must be paid at the parking department or at other authorized locations, by mail, or from the parking department's web site. Schedules for parking violations, fines, and sanctions are posted in the public area of the parking department office and on the parking department's web site.

(2) Reduction of fines.

(a) The fine for "meter violation" and the fine for "overtime in a timed zone" violation are reduced by one-half if paid within twenty-four hours of time of issuance. Eligible violations received on Friday or Saturday can be paid on the following Monday to satisfy the twenty-four hour requirement. Mailed payment of fines must be postmarked within twenty-four hours to receive the one-half reduction.

(b) ((Visitors. The first violation of the notices for "no parking permit" and "no parking permit for this area" issued to a visitor is considered a warning notice upon presentation of the parking ticket to the parking department.

(c) If a permit holder of record neglects to display his or her permit and receives a notice of violation for "no parking permit," a reduced fine is assessed when possession of a valid parking permit for the location is verified by the parking department within twenty-four hours.

(d))) Internal policies regarding disposition of parking tickets may be established on approval of the vice-president or designee whose responsibilities include supervision of the parking department, under the advisement of the university's internal auditor.

(3) ((Inoperable vehicles. It is the owner's responsibility to immediately contact the parking department in the event that the owner's vehicle becomes inoperable when the vehicle is present on campus.

(4))) Payment of parking fines. All parking fines are due upon issuance of a parking ticket. Thirty days after date of issuance of a parking ticket, a late fee shall be added to all unpaid parking fines. For example, a parking ticket issued on May 1 would be assessed a late fee on May 31. Failure to pay the fine and fee assessed for any violation results in referral to the university controller's office for collection. The controller or designee may, if other collection efforts fail, withhold the amount of the outstanding fines and fees from damage deposits or other funds held for any student in order to secure payment. Where collection efforts are unsuccessful, the controller or designee may notify the registrar to refrain from issuing student transcripts or to withhold permission to reenroll for a subsequent term until outstanding fines and fees are paid. The procedures discussed above are not exclusive, however, and failure by anyone to pay fines and fees may also lead to towing or use of the wheel lock device described in these regulations. Nor are the procedures discussed above a precondition to towing or use of the wheel lock.

(((5))) (4) Failure to pay fines. Failure to pay a fine or comply with other penalties assessed pursuant to these regulations, and exhausting or failing to exercise appeals provided for in these regulations, may result in the inability to renew a vehicle license through the state pursuant to RCW 46.16.216.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. 08-08-050, 504-15-810, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08; 02-14-071, 504-15-810, filed 6/28/02, effective 7/29/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.095, 28B.30.125 and 28B.30.150. 95-13-003, 504-15-810, filed 6/8/95, effective 7/9/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150, 28B.10.560 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 90-11-078 (Order 90-1), 504-15-810, filed 5/16/90, effective 7/1/90.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-08-050, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08)

WAC 504-15-880   Fees, fines, and release of an impounded vehicle.   The owner of an impounded vehicle may not secure the release of the stored vehicle until payment in full by cash, approved payment card, or money order of fines and fees has been made on all unpaid parking tickets to include the payment of fines and fees related to parking tickets not yet eligible for late fees relating to the vehicle which were issued while the vehicle was owned by the person who owned the vehicle at the time it is wheel locked or towed hereunder, and the owner has paid in full the wheel lock fee, unpaid parking tickets, late fees, storage fees, and towing fees for any and all other vehicles owned by the registered owner.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. 08-08-050, 504-15-880, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-08-050, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08)

WAC 504-15-930   Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and ((rollerskates)) roller skates.   (1) The riding and use of ((bicycles,)) skateboards, scooters, and ((rollerskates)) roller skates is prohibited from the Terrell Pedestrian Mall((,)) and Library Pedestrian Mall.

(2) The riding and use of bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and roller skates is prohibited on all building plazas, all pedestrian overpasses, interior building spaces, parking structures, ((and)) parking structure ramps, all stairways, steps, ledges, benches, planting areas, and any other fixtures.

(((2))) (3) Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and ((rollerskates)) roller skates may be ridden and used on sidewalks outside the prohibited areas when a bike path is not provided. ((Operators must move at a safe speed and yield to pedestrians at all times.

(3) Bicycles, skateboards, and rollerskates may not be ridden on or over stairways, steps, ledges, benches, planting areas, or any other fixtures.))

(4) Electric-assisted bicycles must be used in a human propulsion only mode on pedestrian malls and sidewalks.

(5) Motorized foot scooters must be used in a human propulsion only mode on sidewalks.

(6) Operators must move at a safe speed and yield to pedestrians at all times. Reckless or negligent operation of bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and roller skates on any part of campus is prohibited.

(7) Bicyclists must obey all traffic ((regulations of the road)) laws applying to persons riding bicycles when operating ((a)) bicycles ((in)) on roadways.

(((5))) (8) Bicycles may be secured only at bicycle racks and facilities designed for such purpose.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. 08-08-050, 504-15-930, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.095, 28B.30.125 and 28B.30.150. 95-13-003, 504-15-930, filed 6/8/95, effective 7/9/95.]

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