WSR 08-04-039

PERMANENT RULES

OLYMPIC COLLEGE


[ Filed January 30, 2008, 5:21 p.m. , effective March 1, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: This policy will provide a clear outline of Olympic College policy regarding animals on all of its campuses. To date no other written policy on this issue exists. Having a written policy will facilitate consistent treatment of animals on campuses and afford security appropriate authority when and if circumstances require action.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28B.50 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-01-028 on December 10, 2007.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Thomas Oliver, 1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337, phone (360) 475-7502, fax (360) 475-7505, e-mail toliver@olympic.edu.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 29, 2008.

Thomas Oliver

Rules Coordinator

OTS-1132.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 132C-10-041   Animal control policy.   (1) This section governs the control of pets and other animals on and in all campuses and buildings owned or controlled by Olympic College.

(2) Except as provided herein, no person may bring an animal into a building owned or controlled by the college. This provision shall not apply to or prohibit a service animal as defined under RCW 49.60.040 (23) and (24), an animal under the control of a law enforcement officer, or an animal authorized by the college for educational purposes.

(3) Animals are permitted on the campus grounds only when under the direct control of their owners or keepers. Direct control for this purpose means control by means of a leash, cage, bridle, or other restraining device held by the owner or keeper, except that reasonable modifications of this provision may be made to accommodate a service animal.

(4) No animal whether on the campus grounds or in a college building, shall be permitted to run at large, to disrupt the college's programs or activities, or to pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others.

(5) Any violation of this section will be cause for removal of the violator and/or animal from campus and/or disciplinary action against the violator. An animal found in violation of this section may also be subject to impoundment under city or county animal control ordinances. Violations may be reported to campus security; however, community support is urged in reminding pet owners of their obligation if a violation is observed by a community member.

(6) A student or employee who is responsible for an animal that is repeatedly in violation of this section may be subject to the disciplinary proceedings appropriate to his or her status. Visitors to campus who are responsible for an animal that repeatedly fails to comply with this section may be subject to legal process.

(7) Brief adjudicative proceedings under RCW 34.05.482 through 34.05.494, shall be used in all matters relating to the college's enforcement of this section.

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