WSR 06-18-086



[ Filed September 5, 2006, 2:36 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-15-102.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 504-24-020 Social policies and procedures and adding new section WAC 504-24-025 University staff access to residence halls.

Hearing Location(s): Washington State University, Lighty Room 405, Pullman, Washington, on October 19, 2006, at 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 17, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Ralph T. Jenks, Director, Procedures Records and Forms and University Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 641225, Pullman, WA 99164-1225, e-mail, fax (509) 335-3969, by October 19, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Linda Nelson, (509) 335-3928, by October 12, 2006.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The rules are being changed to allow authorized Washington State University residence hall, custodial, maintenance, operations, police, fire, and administrative staff to have access to residence halls at all times while performing university duties.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Current rules do not provide for staff access to residence halls.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.30.150.

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

Name of Proponent: Washington State University, public.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Richard Heath, Senior Associate Vice-President, Business Affairs, (509) 335-5524; Implementation: Gregory Royer, Vice-President, Business Affairs, (509) 335-5524; and Enforcement: Steve Hansen, Police Chief, Public Safety, (509) 335-8548.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The rule has no impact on small business.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The university does not consider this rule to be a significant legislative rule.

September 1, 2006

Ralph T. Jenks, Director

Procedures Records and Forms and

University Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 87-1, filed 5/26/87)

WAC 504-24-020   Social policies and procedures.   (1) Security hours.

(a) Living groups are secured during the following hours: 11:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. daily.

(b) It is understood that a living group has the prerogative of maintaining additional security hours if decided by a vote of the living group. The living group's current security hours should be on file in the department of residence living.

(2) Guest rules.

(a) Guests must comply with the regulations of the living groups they are visiting.

(b) Keys or card keys will not be issued to guests.

(c) The host or hostess shall be responsible for the action(s) of guests.

(d) All guests must be escorted while in the building.

(e) Except for those persons authorized access by WAC 504-24-025, guests are defined as anyone not residing in the residence hall.

(3) Visitation.

Each living group is permitted to develop its own visitation schedule for its main lounge and lobbies. No visitation on living floors is permitted between hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.095, 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150 and chapter 28B.19 RCW. 87-12-013 (Order 87-1), 504-24-020, filed 5/26/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125 and 28B.30.150. 80-07-015 (Order 80-2, Resolution No. 6/80-15), 504-24-020, filed 6/11/80; Order 77-2, 504-24-020, filed 8/3/77; Order 73-6, 504-24-020, filed 8/1/73; Order 4, 504-24-020, filed 10/20/71; Order 3, 504-24-020, filed 8/5/71.]

WAC 504-24-025   University staff access to residence halls.   Washington State University staff whose job duties include working with residence hall residents or programs, or custodial, maintenance, or operations of residence halls, and university police, fire marshal, and administrators, shall have access to residence halls at all times while they are performing their university duties.


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