WSR 00-08-065



[ Filed March 31, 2000, 11:27 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-05-030.

Title of Rule: Chapter 516-52 WAC, Health and safety; control of dogs (on campus), WAC 516-52-010.

Purpose: Update current wording.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.35.120(12).

Summary: Updates and clarifies wording that the use of service animals (dogs) includes assisting persons with mental and physical disabilities.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Gloria McDonald, Old Main 335, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225, (360) 650-3968; Implementation and Enforcement: G. A. Pierce, VPB&FA, Old Main 400, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225, (360) 650-3180.

Name of Proponent: Western Washington University, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Clarifies wording that the use of dogs includes assisting persons with mental and physical disabilities.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. No monetary implications are attached to this policy. No costs imposed on small business through adoption of this rule amendment.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Rules relate to internal governmental operations.

Hearing Location: Old Main 340, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225, on May 18, 2000, at 1 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gloria McDonald by May 16, 2000, TDD (360) 650-3725.

Submit Written Comments to: Gloria McDonald, fax (360) 650-6197, by May 16, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 9, 2000.

March 29, 2000

Gloria A. McDonald

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 12-5-85, filed 1/8/86)

WAC 516-52-010
Control of dogs.

(1) Dogs are not permitted in university buildings except ((for seeing-eye dogs and dogs trained)) for assisting ((the hearing impaired under immediate control of their owners)) persons with physical, mental and/or sensory disabilities.

(2) Dogs are not permitted on university property unless under immediate control of their owner.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(11). 86-03-020 (Order 12-5-85), 516-52-010, filed 1/8/86; Order 72-10, 516-52-010, filed 11/17/72.]

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