[Filed August 13, 2020, 9:32 a.m., effective August 13, 2020, 9:32 a.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: On May 19, 2020, the Federal Register printed amendments to Title IX regulations (85 F.R. 30575). The new regulations address the grievance process for formal complaints of sexual harassment and are scheduled to take effect on August 14, 2020. This requires emergency updates to the college's discrimination and harassment policy and procedure. Current policy and procedure are codified and do not need to be, according to the assistant attorney general's office. THESE WILL BOTH BE REPEALED IN THEIR ENTIRETY and will be covered by new College Board Policy 501.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 132A-350-020 and 132A-350-015.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 34.05
RCW; and RCW 28B.50.140
(13); 20 U.S.C. Section 1092(f); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Section 1681 et seq.
Under RCW 34.05.350
the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: Peninsula College is required by the United States Department of Education to comply with the recently adopted Title IX regulations, which take effect on August 14, 2020.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 13; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 13.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: August 14, 2020.
Executive Assistant to the President