PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adopt new code defining time, place and manner of first amendment activities on college property and facilities.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140(13).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To clarify the time, place and manner of first amendment activities on college property and facilities. Last year, the college adopted an official policy on this subject, using a template prepared by the state's attorney general's office. The college is seeking to codify the policy as a new rule.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other federal or state agencies that regulate this matter.
Process for Developing New Rule: Clark College adopted a new policy last year clarifying the time, place and manner of first amendment activities. The policy was developed by a college-wide subcommittee, reviewed by college council and approved by the college's executive cabinet.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bob Williamson, Vice-president of Administrative Services, Clark College, 1933 Ft. Vancouver Way, BRD 159, Vancouver, WA 98663-3598, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 992-2123, fax (360) 992-2884.
March 12, 2012