Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-01-128.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 132X-30 WAC, Use of college facilities.
Hearing Location(s): Hawks Prairie Center, Room 118, 1401 Marvin Road N.E., Suite 200, Lacey, WA 98516, on April 12, 2012, at 3:15 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: April 13, 2012.
Submit Written Comments to: Diana Toledo, South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98512-6292, e-mail email@example.com, fax (360) 586-3570, by April 5, 2012.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Diana Toledo by April 5, 2012, TTY (360) 596-5439.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Chapter 132X-30 WAC for inclusion of new language to update and clarify guidelines and procedural changes, as recommended by the attorney general's office.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed changes are necessary to update the rules and help keep current with operational procedures.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.50.140.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: South Puget Sound Community College, public.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: President's staff (vice-presidents), Building 25, 23, (360) 596-5206.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.
February 3, 2012
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 88-1, filed 10/18/88)
WAC 132X-30-010 General ((
(( South Puget
Sound Community College District 24 is an educational
institution provided and maintained by the people of the
state. Its campuses, buildings, properties and facilities
shall be reserved at all times for those activities which are
related to its broad educational objectives and goals. However, the facilities, when not required for scheduled
college use, are available for rental by the public in
accordance with specified fee schedules and other regulations
and procedures for such use.)) The college allows but is not
required to rent college facilities when they are not
previously scheduled for college use to noncollege
organizations or any individuals upon approval by the
president or designee, and in accordance with administrative
guidelines and procedures.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 88-21-071 (Order 88-1), § 132X-30-010, filed 10/18/88.]
(2) "College facilities" include all buildings, structures, grounds, office spaces and parking lots.
(3) "Limited public forum areas" means those areas of each campus that the college has chosen to open as places for expressive activities protected by the first amendment, subject to reasonable time, place or manner restrictions.
(4) "First amendment activities" include, but are not necessarily limited to, informational picketing, petition circulation, the distribution of informational leaflets or pamphlets, speech-making, demonstrations, rallies, appearances of speakers in outdoor areas, protests, meetings to display group feelings or sentiments, and/or other types of constitutionally protected assemblies to share information, perspective or viewpoints.
(5) "Noncollege groups" shall mean individuals, or combinations of individuals, who are not currently enrolled students or current employees of South Puget Sound Community College or who are not officially affiliated or associated with a recognized student organization or a recognized employee group of the college.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 88-21-071 (Order 88-1), § 132X-30-020, filed 10/18/88.]
(2) In order to assure those rights to all members of the college community and to maintain a peaceful atmosphere, the following types of conduct are hereby prohibited on or in college property:
(a) Conduct which intentionally and substantially obstructs or disrupts teaching or freedom of movement or other lawful activities on the college campus;
(b) Physical abuse of any person or conduct which is intended unlawfully to threaten imminent bodily harm or to endanger the health or safety of any person on the college campus;
(c) Malicious damage to or malicious misuse of college property, or the property of any person where such property is located on the college campus;
(d) Refusal to comply with any order of the president, the president's designee, or a law enforcement officer to leave the college campus or any portion thereof;
(e) Intentionally inciting others to engage immediately in any of the conduct prohibited herein, which incitement leads directly to such conduct. (Inciting is that advocacy which prepares the group addressed for imminent action and steels it to the conduct prohibited herein.)
(3) Guests and visitors on college property who willfully refuse to obey an order of the president, the president's designee, or a law enforcement officer to desist from conduct prohibited by the above rules and regulations may be ejected from the premises.
Refusal to obey such an order will subject the person to arrest under the provisions of the Criminal Trespass Act, in addition to such other sanctions as may be applicable.
(4) Persons who repeatedly engage in any conduct prohibited above may be barred permanently from college property. Before being barred permanently, a person will be given the following:
(a) Written notice sent to the person's last known address specifying the charges against the person; and
(b) The opportunity to request a hearing with the president or the president's designee within two weeks from the date notice is sent.
The written notice shall inform the person that he or she may produce and question witnesses, and that failure to request a hearing within the time specified constitutes a waiver of the person's right to such hearing. The college shall have the burden of proving that the person repeatedly engaged in conduct prohibited by subsection (2) of this section. After the hearing, if one is requested, the president or the president's designee may decide to bar the person from college property permanently, to grant the person a limited license to enter onto college property, or to grant the person full access to college property. A copy of the decision will be sent to the person's last known address within two weeks after the hearing.)) South Puget Sound Community College district is an educational institution provided and maintained by the people of the state of Washington. College facilities are reserved primarily for educational use including, but not limited to, instruction, research, public assembly of college groups, student activities and other activities directly related to the educational mission of the college. The public character of the college does not grant to individuals an unlimited license to engage in activity which limits, interferes with, or otherwise disrupts the normal activities for and to which the college's facilities and grounds are dedicated. Accordingly, the college is a designated public forum opened for the limited purposes recited herein and further subject to the time, place, and manner limitations and restrictions set forth in this rule.
The purpose of the time, place and manner regulations set forth in this rule is to establish procedures and reasonable controls for the use of college facilities for both college and noncollege groups. It is intended to balance the college's responsibility to fulfill its mission as a state educational institution of Washington with the interests of college groups and noncollege groups who are interested in using the campus for purposes of constitutionally protected speech, assembly or expression. The college recognizes that college groups should be accorded the opportunity to utilize the facilities and grounds of the college to the fullest extent possible. The college intends to open its facilities to noncollege groups to a lesser extent as set forth herein.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 88-21-071 (Order 88-1), § 132X-30-030, filed 10/18/88.]
(2) Signs shall be no larger than three feet by five feet and no individual may carry more than one sign.
(3) Any sound amplification device may only be used at a volume which does not disrupt or disturb the normal use of classrooms, offices or laboratories or any previously scheduled college event or activity.
(4) College groups are encouraged to notify the campus security department no later than forty-eight hours in advance of an event. However, unscheduled events are permitted so long as the event does not interfere with any other function occurring at the facility.
(5) College group events shall not last longer than eight hours from beginning to end.
(6) All sites used for first amendment activities should be cleaned up and left in their original condition and may be subject to inspection by a representative of the college after the event. Reasonable charges may be assessed against the sponsoring organization for the costs of extraordinary cleanup or for the repair of damaged property.
(7) All fire, safety, sanitation or special regulations specified for the event are to be obeyed. The college cannot and will not provide utility connections or hook-ups for purposes of first amendment activities conducted pursuant to this rule.
(8) The event must not be conducted in such a manner to obstruct vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian or other traffic or otherwise interfere with ingress or egress to the college, or to college buildings or facilities, or to college activities or events. The event must not create safety hazards or pose unreasonable safety risks to college students, employees or invitees to the college.
(9) The event must not interfere with educational activities inside or outside any college building or otherwise prevent the college from fulfilling its mission and achieving its primary purpose of providing an education to its students. The event must not materially infringe on the rights and privileges of college students, employees or invitees to the college.
(10) There shall be no overnight camping on college facilities or grounds. Camping is defined to include sleeping, carrying on cooking activities, or storing personal belongings, for personal habitation, or the erection of tents or other shelters or structures used for purposes of personal habitation.
(11) College facilities may not be used for commercial sales, solicitations, advertising or promotional activities, unless:
(a) Such activities service educational purposes of the college; and
(b) Such activities are under the sponsorship of a college department or office or officially chartered student club.
(12) The event must also be conducted in accordance with any other applicable college rules and regulations, college, local ordinances and state or federal laws.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13). 00-05-023, § 132X-30-040, filed 2/8/00, effective 3/10/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 88-21-071 (Order 88-1), § 132X-30-040, filed 10/18/88.]
(1) College scheduled programs and activities.
(2) College related activities, recognized college organizations, and those public or private agencies, whose purpose relate to the advancement of college programs, and/or sponsored activities.
(3) Nonprofit organizations that are nonsectarian, nonpolitical, and noncommercial:
(a) Public education groups that would be engaging in activities serving public education goals and objectives; and
(b) Other than public education groups or organizations;
(i) That would be engaging in activities that serve governmentally supported objectives; or
(ii) That would be engaging in activities related to community improvement objectives; or
(iii) That would be engaging in activities related to the organization's goals and objectives.
(4) Private organizations and those organizations of a religious or sectarian, political or commercial nature requesting facilities on an emergency basis.
(5) Other organizations or groups.)) (1) College buildings, rooms, and athletic fields may be rented by noncollege groups in accordance with the college's facilities administrative guidelines and procedures. Noncollege groups may otherwise use college facilities as identified in this rule.
(2) The college designates the following area(s) as the sole limited public forum area(s) for use by noncollege groups for first amendment activities on campus:
(a) The outside area between buildings 31, 32, and 33;
(b) The outside area between buildings 27, 28, and 22, excluding the covered walkway.
(3) Noncollege groups that seek to use the campus limited forums to engage in first amendment activities shall provide notice to campus security no later than forty-eight hours prior to the event along with the following information:
(a) The name, address and telephone number of the individual, group, entity or organization sponsoring the event (hereinafter "the sponsoring organization"); and
(b) The name, address and telephone number of a contact person for the sponsoring organization; and
(c) The date, time and requested location of the event; and
(d) The nature and purpose of the event; and
(e) The type of sound amplification devices to be used in connection with the event, if any; and
(f) The estimated number of people expected to participate in the event.
(4) Noncollege group events shall not last longer than five hours from beginning to end.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 88-21-071 (Order 88-1), § 132X-30-050, filed 10/18/88.]
(2) College facilities may not be used for commercial sales, advertising, or promotional activities except when such activities serve educational purposes of the college and are conducted under the sponsorship of a college department or office.
(3) Each group or organization which uses college facilities must abide by the regulations and procedure of use as determined by the board of trustees and/or the president and shall be subject to revocation of their privilege to use the facilities for failing to do so.
(4) The administration reserves the right to deny or cancel the use of facilities when such use or meeting may in any way be prejudicial to the best interests of the college.)) Information may be distributed as long as it is not obscene or libelous or does not advocate or incite imminent unlawful conduct. The sponsoring organization is encouraged, but not required, to include its name and address on the distributed information. College groups may post information on bulletin boards, kiosks and other display areas designated for that purpose, and may distribute materials throughout the open areas of campus. Noncollege groups may distribute materials only at the site designated for noncollege groups.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 88-21-071 (Order 88-1), § 132X-30-060, filed 10/18/88.]
(1) Direct charges: Will include charges for utilities (heat, light, etc.) and custodial services.
(2) Special charges: Will include charges for use of audio-visual or television equipment and operator; for campus security services, and/or any other similar kind of expenses incurred.
(3) Rental charges: Will include charges (depreciation, overhead costs, amortization, etc.) for use of facilities.
(4) Damage charges: Will include charges to defray any expense for the repair or replacement of damaged property or equipment incurred as a result of a rental agreement.)) Any person determined to be violating these regulations is subject to an order from the college campus security to leave the college campus. Persons failing to comply with such an order to leave the college campus are subject to arrest for criminal trespass.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 88-21-071 (Order 88-1), § 132X-30-070, filed 10/18/88.]
When the college grants permission to a college group or noncollege group to use its facilities it is with the express understanding and condition that the individual or organization assumes full responsibility for any loss or damage.
(2) Members of the college community (students, faculty, and staff) who do not comply with these regulations will be reported to the appropriate college office or agency for action in accordance with established college rules.
(3) Persons who violate a district rule may have their license or privilege to be on district property revoked and be ordered to withdraw from and refrain from entering upon any district property. Remaining on or reentering district property after one's license or privilege to be on district property has been revoked, shall constitute trespass and such individual shall be subject to arrest for criminal trespass.