WSR 12-17-023

PERMANENT RULES

HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE


[ Filed August 6, 2012, 11:59 a.m. , effective September 6, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The purpose of the proposal is to amend several chapters of TITLE 132I WAC to clarify and revise these chapters to accommodate contemporary business practices and policies.

The college's administrators had engaged in extensive discussions about the proposed WAC revisions with staff, faculty, and students over a five-month period. The board of trustees conducted a public hearing to receive written and oral testimony about the proposed WAC revision as required by RCW 34.05.320

The following chapters were revised: Chapters 132I-122 and 132I-130 WAC.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapters 132I-122 and 132I-130 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.50.140.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-09-085 on April 18, 2012.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 1 [0], Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 14 [0], Amended 69 [3], Repealed 7 [0].

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 13 [0], Amended 69 [3], Repealed 7 [0].

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 14 [0], Amended 69 [3], Repealed 7 [0]; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 12, 2012.

Larry T. Yok

Vice-President

for Administration

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-15-115, filed 7/21/92, effective 8/21/92)

WAC 132I-122-020   Withholding services for outstanding debts.   ((Upon receipt of a request for services where there is an outstanding debt due the institution from the requesting person, the institution shall notify the person, in writing by certified mail to the last known address, that the services will not be provided since there is an outstanding debt due the institution, and further that until that debt is satisfied, no such services will be provided to the individual.

Notification that services will be withheld)) (1) Where there is an outstanding debt owed to the college and upon receipt of a written request inquiring as to the reason(s) for services or refund being withheld, the college shall provide a written explanation why the services or refund are being withheld. The college will also identify the amount of the outstanding debt, and further explain that until that debt is satisfied (or stayed by bankruptcy proceedings or discharged in bankruptcy), no such services and/or refund will be provided to the individual. The written explanation shall also inform the individual that he or she has a right to a hearing before a person designated by the ((president of the institution)) vice-president for administration if he or she believes that no debt is owed((. Notification shall also indicate)) and specify that the request for the hearing must be made within ((twenty-one)) ten days from the date ((such notice)) the written explanation is received.

(2) Upon receipt of a timely request for a hearing, the person designated by the ((president)) vice-president shall have the records and files of the institution available for review and, at that time, shall hold a brief adjudicative proceeding concerning whether the individual owes or owed any outstanding debts to the institution. After the brief adjudicative proceeding, an order shall be entered by the ((president's)) vice-president's designee indicating whether the institution is correct in withholding services and/or applying off set for the outstanding debt. If the outstanding debt is found to be owed by the individual involved, no further services shall be provided until the debt has been paid. The order and notice of discontinued service shall be sent to the individual within ten business days after the hearing.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW et seq., RCW 28B.50.100 and 28B.50.140. 92-15-115, 132I-122-020, filed 7/21/92, effective 8/21/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-15-115, filed 7/21/92, effective 8/21/92)

WAC 132I-122-030   Appeal of initial order upholding the withholding of services for outstanding debts.   Any person aggrieved by an order issued under WAC 132I-122-020 may file an appeal with the president or his or her designee. The appeal must be in writing and must clearly state errors in fact or matters in extenuation or mitigation which justify the appeal. The appeal must be filed within ((twenty-one)) ten days from the date on which the appellant received notification of the order issued under WAC 132I-122-020 upholding the withholding of services for outstanding debts. The president's or designee's determination shall be final.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW et seq., RCW 28B.50.100 and 28B.50.140. 92-15-115, 132I-122-030, filed 7/21/92, effective 8/21/92.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-15-115, filed 7/21/92, effective 8/21/92)

WAC 132I-130-020   Location of schedules.   Additional and detailed information and specific amounts to be charged for each category of students will be found in the class schedule, college web site, and at the following locations on the Highline campus:

(1) The office of admissions;

(2) The registration and records office((;

(3) The controller's office;

(4) The continuing education office)).

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW et seq., RCW 28B.50.100 and 28B.50.140. 92-15-115, 132I-130-020, filed 7/21/92, effective 8/21/92.]