WSR 05-17-103

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

YAKIMA VALLEY

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

[ Filed August 16, 2005, 8:46 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Space-available tuition waivers for eligible state employees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.15.558.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The college seeks to adopt a rule based on the advice of the Attorney General's Office. The goal is to clarify the tuition and fee differential charged for "college" and "noncollege" employees taking Yakima Valley Community College classes.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has authorized colleges to implement RCW 28B.15.558.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Tomas Ybarra, Dean for Student Services, Yakima Valley Community College, P.O. Box 22520, Yakima, WA 98907-2520, voice (509) 574-6806, fax (509) 574-6879, tybarra@yvcc.edu. The college will hold a public hearing on the proposed rules. The hearing will be advertised to the college community and in the local Yakima and Grandview newspapers. Individuals unable to attend in person may submit comments in writing by mail or e-mail.

August 4, 2005

Dr. Anthony E. Beebe

Vice-President for Instruction

and Student Services

Washington State Code Reviser's Office