WSR 99-15-031

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

[ Filed July 14, 1999, 8:57 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-08-086.

Title of Rule: Repealing WAC 236-12-065 Camping; and amending WAC 236-12-470 Prohibiting access to state capitol buildings and grounds while armed with dangerous weapons or with devices used to disrupt state business and 236-12-500 Violations unlawful.

Purpose: To improve rules relating to capitol campus activities.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.17.060, 43.19.125, 46.08.150.

Summary: The proposal removes the current penalties as they relate to violations of capitol grounds rules because the current penalties are inapplicable. The proposed rule would put potential violators on notice that any violation of the rules subjects them to removal by WSP campus detachment. It also removes the authority from the director of the Department of General Administration to authorize anyone to carry a dangerous weapon on campus because this authority is unnecessary.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The Washington State Patrol is responsible for enforcing these rules and they favor the proposed changes.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Cindy L. Runger, 200 General Administration Building, (360) 902-7208; Implementation and Enforcement: Marsha Tadano Long, 200 General Administration Building, (360) 902-7202.

Name of Proponent: The Department of General Administration, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The proposal removes the current penalties as they relate to violations of capitol grounds rules because the current penalties are inapplicable. The proposed rule would put potential violators on notice that any violation of the rules subjects them to removal by WSP campus detachment. It also removes the authority from the director of the Department of General Administration to authorize anyone to carry a dangerous weapon on campus because this authority is unnecessary.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above explanation.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Department of General Administration, Executive Conference Room, 210 West 11th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504-1000, on August 24, 1999, at 1:30 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Carol Maher by August 20, 1999, TDD (360) 664-3799, or (360) 902-7210.

Submit Written Comments to: Cindy L. Runger, 200 General Administration Building, P.O. Box 41000, Olympia, WA 98504-1000, fax (360) 586-5898, by August 20, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 24, 1999.

July 12, 1999

Cindy L. Runger

Rules Coordinator

OTS-3281.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 81-1, filed 5/7/81)

WAC 236-12-470
Prohibiting access to state capitol buildings and grounds while armed with dangerous weapons or with devices used to disrupt state business.

((Unless otherwise permitted in advance by the director of the department of general administration,)) No person shall carry any firearm or other dangerous weapon on the state capitol grounds or in any building on the state capitol grounds: Provided, That this regulation shall not apply to duly authorized federal, state, and local law enforcement officers or to any federal, state, and local government employee authorized to carry firearms in the course of their public employment; nor shall any person carry into any building on the state capitol grounds any voice-amplification equipment, blow horns, sirens, or other similar noise-producing devices which may be used to disrupt the conduct of state business by state employees.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.17.060, 43.19.125 and 46.08.150.  81-11-001 (Order 81-1), 236-12-470, filed 5/7/81; Order 76-7, 236-12-470, filed 10/18/76.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 78-3, filed 4/7/78)

WAC 236-12-500
Violations unlawful.

A violation of any of these regulations is unlawful ((and constitutes a misdemeanor as provided in RCW 46.08.170)). All violators are subject to removal from the state capitol grounds by Washington state patrol capitol detachment.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.08.150.  78-05-006 (Order 78-3), 236-12-500, filed 4/7/78.]


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 236-12-065 Camping.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office