WSR 02-14-008

PERMANENT RULES

BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE


[ Filed June 20, 2002, 8:33 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 18, 2002.

Purpose: This rule amends the sections WAC 132H-122-020 and 132H-160-190 to clarify for students with outstanding debts owed to Bellevue Community College that services and refunds will be withheld until their obligations have been satisfied.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 132H-122-020 and 132H-160-190.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.50.140.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-09-038 on April 10, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

June 19, 2002

Elise J. Erickson

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-19-054, filed 9/10/92)

WAC 132H-122-020   Withholding services for outstanding debts.   (1) Where there is an outstanding debt owed to the college and upon ((Upon)) receipt of a written request inquiring as to the reason(s) for services or refund being withheld ((where there is an outstanding debt owed to the college from the requesting person,)) the college shall reply in writing to ((notify)) the person((, in writing by certified mail to the last known address,)) that the services and/or refund will not be provided. The college will include the amount of the ((since there is an)) 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.

(a) The notice shall include a statement to inform the ((college)) individual that he or she has a right to a hearing before a person designated by the president of the college if he or she believes that no debt is owed. The notice shall state that the request for the hearing must be made within twenty-one days from the date of notification.

(2) Upon receipt of a timely request for a hearing, the person designated by the president shall have the records and files of the college 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, a decision shall be rendered by the president's designee indicating whether the college is correct in withholding services and/or applying off-set for the outstanding debt.

(a) If the outstanding debt is found to be owed by the individual involved, no further services shall be provided.

(b) Notice of the decision shall be sent to the individual within five days after the hearing.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 28B.50.140. 92-19-054, 132H-122-020, filed 9/10/92, effective 10/11/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 14, filed 4/18/73)

WAC 132H-160-190   Financial obligation.   Community College District VIII board of trustees has authorized the registrar to place a hold on the records of any student who has a financial obligation due the college. Until this financial obligation is cleared (or stayed by bankruptcy proceedings or discharged in bankruptcy), the college((:)) 1) will not release the student's record or any information based upon the record((, or)); 2) will not prepare transcript(s)((, or)); and 3) will deny registration for a subsequent quarter as well as graduation from the college.

[Order 14, 132H-160-190, filed 4/18/73.]

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