WSR 09-18-083

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

YAKIMA VALLEY

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

[ Filed August 31, 2009, 2:00 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 132P-136 WAC, Use of college facilities.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140(7) Boards of trustees -- Powers and duties.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The college has promulgated rules regarding use of its facilities since 1972. These rules allow for appropriate and equitable access to use of the college's property and establish policies governing the same. The current rule was last amended in 1993 and changes in the college's organizational structure, technical capability, equipment and staffing necessitate updating the policy.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None known.

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. A public hearing will be advertised in the legal notice section of the Yakima Herald-Republic and held to allow community input. Contact for the rule changes is Nicole Hopkins, Community Relations, Yakima Valley Community College, P.O. Box 22520, Yakima, WA 98907, (509) 574-6870 (voice) or (509) 574-4945 (fax), nhopkins@yvcc.edu (e-mail).

August 31, 2009

Suzanne West

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office