Date of Adoption: September 5, 2001.
Purpose: An amendment to allow the suspension, modification or repeal of regulations regarding parking for special events, emergency or disaster. To allow referral of unpaid fines and charges for collection.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.30.095, 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150, 28B.10.560, and chapter 34.05 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-15-024 on July 11, 2001.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.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:
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Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
September 7, 2001
Loretta M. Lamb
Assistant Vice-President for
Personnel and Administration
Rules CoordinatorWASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY: CAMPUS TRAFFIC AND PARKING REGULATIONS FOR WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VANCOUVER
If a student or staff member fails to pay the fine assessed for any violation, the fine will be referred to the WSU controller's office for collection. The controller may, if other collection efforts fail, deduct outstanding fines from the salary warrants of employees or withhold the amount of the outstanding fines from damage deposits or other funds held for any student in order to secure payment. Where collection efforts are unsuccessful, the controller may notify the registrar to refrain from issuing student transcripts or to withhold permission to reenroll for a subsequent term until outstanding fines are paid. The procedures discussed above are not exclusive, however, and failure by anyone to pay fines may lead to towing or use of the wheel lock device described in these regulations. The procedures discussed above are not a precondition to towing or use of the wheel lock.
(2) Impound by wheel lock or towing:
(a) Any vehicle with an accumulation of three or more unpaid parking violations or any vehicle displaying a lost or stolen permit may be temporarily immobilized by use of a wheel lock device placed on a wheel. A fifty-dollar fee will be assessed on vehicles which are immobilized with a wheel lock.
(b) Any vehicle may be towed away at owner's/operator's expense if the vehicle:
(i) Has been immobilized by wheel lock more than twenty-four hours; or
(ii) Is illegally parked in a marked tow-away zone; or
(iii) Is a hazard or obstruction to vehicular or pedestrian traffic (including, but not limited to, vehicles parked at curbs or rails painted yellow or red or in crosswalks); or
(iv) Cannot be impounded with a wheel lock device; or
(v) Is illegally parked in a disability space.
(c) The driver and/or owner of a towed vehicle shall pay towing and storage expenses.
(d) Any vehicle immobilized by use of the wheel lock device in excess of twenty-four hours will be assessed a storage fee of ten dollars for each calendar day or portion thereof, beyond the first twenty-four hours.
(e) The university assumes no responsibility in the event of damages resulting from towing, use of wheel lock devices, storage, or attempts to move a vehicle with a wheel lock device installed.
(f) No vehicle impounded by towing or wheel lock devices shall be released until the following fines are paid in cash:
(i) All unpaid parking violation penalties against said vehicle and any other vehicle registered to the violator;
(ii) A fifty-dollar wheel lock fee;
(iii) All towing and storage fees.
(g) Any vehicle impounded pursuant to these regulations in excess of thirty calendar days shall be considered an abandoned vehicle and shall be disposed of in accordance with chapter 46.55 RCW.
(h) A person wishing to challenge the validity of any fines or fees imposed under this subsection may appeal such fines or fees as elsewhere provided in these regulations. However, in order to secure release of the vehicle, such person must pay the amount of such fines or fees as a bond which will be refunded to the extent the appeal is successful.
(i) An accumulation of six unpaid violations during any twelve-month period, exclusive of meter violations, and overtime in time zone violations, will subject the violator to revocation or denial of parking privileges. Vehicles without permits which accumulate the above number of violations may be prohibited from parking on university property.
(3) Failure to pay fines: Failure to pay a fine or comply with other penalties assessed pursuant to these regulations after exhausting or failing to exercise appeals provided for in these regulations constitutes a violation of RCW 28B.10.560. A citation or complaint for such violations may be issued and filed with the district court. Upon request of the university, the department of licensing may withhold vehicle registration pending the payment of outstanding parking fines.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.095, 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150, 28B.10.560 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 96-15-050, § 504-19-830, filed 7/15/96, effective 8/15/96.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.095, 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150, 28B.10.560 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 96-15-050, § 504-19-050, filed 7/15/96, effective 8/15/96.]