WSR 16-20-072
[Filed October 3, 2016, 3:05 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 16-08-102.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Policy on the use of college facilitiesLimitation of use.
Hearing Location(s): Seattle Colleges, Siegal Center, 1st Floor Boardroom, 1500 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, on November 17, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: December 8, 2016.
Submit Written Comments to: Jennie Chen, 1500 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-3803, e-mail, fax (206) 934-3894, by November 17, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact by November 10, 2016, (206) 934-3873.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To set forth limitations on the ability of visitors to carry firearms or weapons on college property, subject to the exceptions listed.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Proposed rule is updated to align with district policy and is consistent with the attorney general office recommendation.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.50.140(13).
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28B.50.140(13).
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Seattle colleges district, public.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Kurt Buttleman, Siegal Center, (206) 934-4111.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule is internal to the agency's premises and will not impose any costs on businesses in an industry.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The agency is not one of the enumerated agencies listed in RCW 34.05.328(5). The agency believes the benefits of this proposed rule will outweigh any costs.
September 30, 2016
Shouan Pan
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 14-01-015, filed 12/6/13, effective 1/6/14)
WAC 132F-136-030 Limitation of use.
(1) Primary consideration shall be given at all times to activities specifically related to the college's mission, and no arrangements shall be made that may interfere with, or operate to the detriment of, the college's own teaching, research, or public service programs.
(2) College facilities may be rented to private or commercial organizations or associations but shall not be rented to persons or organizations conducting programs for private gain.
(3) College facilities are available to recognized student groups, subject to these general policies and to the rules and regulations of the college governing student affairs.
(4) No person or group may use or enter onto college facilities having in their possession weapons or firearms, even if licensed to do so, except commissioned police officers ((as prescribed by law)) or legally authorized military personnel while in performance of their duties.
(a) Any individual, including those visiting or conducting business on any of the Seattle Colleges campuses, found in possession of a weapon or firearm in, on or about the property of the Seattle Colleges knowingly, or found in possession of a weapon or firearm under circumstances in which the individual should have known that he or she was in possession of a weapon or firearm, may be banned from the colleges for such time and extent as Seattle Colleges determines appropriate. Individuals will be directed and required to remove their weapons or themselves from Seattle Colleges property or premises, with all appropriate legal actions (including arrest) being taken upon failure to comply.
(b) Individuals with a valid Washington state concealed weapons permit must keep any firearm in his or her vehicle locked and concealed from view while parked on campus in accordance with RCW 9.41.050.
(c) The president or his/her designee may grant permission to bring a weapon on campus upon a determination that the weapon is reasonably related to a legitimate pedagogical purpose. Such permission shall be in writing and shall be subject to such terms or conditions incorporated in the written permission.
(d) Possession and/or use of disabling chemical sprays for purposes of self-defense is not prohibited.