WSR 02-19-057



[ Filed September 12, 2002, 8:58 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-06-104.

Title of Rule: Control of dogs, chapter 132U-52 WAC.

Purpose: To update and bring into compliance the current wording.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.50.130.

Statute Being Implemented: None.

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

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Jennifer Dixon, Laidlaw Center Room 116, (360) 676-2170; Implementation and Enforcement: Patricia Onion, Laidlaw Center Room 116, (360) 676-2170.

Name of Proponent: Whatcom Community College, 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 government operations.

Hearing Location: Syre Student Center, Room 107/108, Whatcom Community College, 237 West Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226, on October 24, 2002, at 4:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Bill Culwell by October 15, 2002, TTY (360) 647-3279 or (360) 676-2170 ext. 3220.

Submit Written Comments to: Jennifer Dixon, Whatcom Community College, 237 West Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226, fax (360) 676-2170 ext. 3275, by October 15, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 12, 2002.

September 11, 2002

Jennifer Dixon

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 88-02, filed 3/15/88)

WAC 132U-52-010   Control of dogs.   Dogs are not permitted in Whatcom Community College buildings or on college property except ((when they are,)) for:

(1) ((seeing-eye dogs, (2) dogs trained for assisting the hearing impaired under immediate control of their owners, or (3))) Service animals under immediate control of their owners that are trained for the purpose of assisting or accommodating a person's sensory, mental, or physical disability; or

(2) Dogs authorized by the ((dean of instruction)) chief student affairs officer (or designee) for educational purposes.

(Statutory authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.130. 88-07-057 (Order 88-02), 132U-52-010, filed 3/15/88.]

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