Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The purpose of the proposed changes is to clarify the existing WAC. The college is clarifying the use of college properties for first amendment activities and updating policy to reflect current practices. The revised structure also provides for a more logical sequencing of information to improve understanding of guidelines and the results of violations.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 132H-142-080; and amending WAC 132H-142-015, 132H-142-020, 132H-142-030, and 132H-142-040.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.50.140.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-11-130 on May 23, 2010 .
A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Lisa Corcoran, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue, WA 98007, phone (425) 564-2302, fax (425) 564-2261, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 2, Amended 4, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 6, 2012.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-07-069, filed 3/14/05, effective 4/14/05)
WAC 132H-142-015 Definitions. For the purposes of this policy noncollege groups shall mean individuals, or combinations of individuals, who are not currently enrolled students or current employees of Bellevue Community College or who are not officially affiliated or associated with a recognized student organization or a recognized employee group of the college.
For purposes of this policy, college groups shall mean individuals who are currently enrolled students or current employees of Bellevue Community College or who are affiliated with a recognized student organization or a recognized employee group of the college.
College facilities include all buildings, structures, grounds, office space and parking lots.
The college is a limited public forum for noncollege groups. The limited public forum does not include college buildings or athletic fields. College buildings, rooms, and athletic fields may be rented in accordance with the college's facilities use policy.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 05-07-069, § 132H-142-015, filed 3/14/05, effective 4/14/05.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 05-07-069, § 132H-142-020, filed 3/14/05, effective 4/14/05.]
Noncollege groups that intend to be on campus to engage
in first amendment activities (hereinafter "the event")
shall)) are encouraged to provide notice to the (( campus
public safety department)) student programs office no later
than (( forty-eight)) twenty-four hours prior to the event
along with the following information:
(1) The name, address and telephone number of the individual, group, entity or organization sponsoring the event (hereinafter "the sponsoring organization"); and
(2) The name, address and telephone number of a contact person for the sponsoring organization; and
(3) The date, time and requested location of the event; and
(4) The nature and purpose of the event; and
(5) The type of sound amplification devices to be used in connection with the event, if any; and
(6) The estimated number of people expected to participate in the event.
Signs shall be no larger than three feet by five feet (3' x 5') and no individual may carry more than one sign.
If more than thirty people are expected to participate
in the event, the event must be held in the southern
courtyard, just north of the Carlson Theater.))
The use of sound amplification devices is limited to the limited public forum area as long as the sound amplification device is 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.
College groups are encouraged to notify the ((
public safety department)) student programs office 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.
College group events shall not last longer than eight hours from beginning to end. Noncollege events shall not last longer than five hours from beginning to end.
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 for the purposes of personal habitation.
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 designed 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. To avoid excessive littering of the campus and/or greatly increased work requirements for college physical plant employees, groups are asked to cooperate with the college in limiting the distribution of information leaflets or pamphlets to the limited public forum site.
Speech that does no more than propose a commercial transaction shall not occur in connection with the event.
College facilities may not be used for commercial sales, solicitations, advertising or promotional activities, unless:
• Such activities serve educational purposes of the college; and
• Such activities are under the sponsorship of a college department or office or officially chartered student club.
The limited public forum used by the group should be cleaned up and left in its 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 clean-up or for the repair of damaged property.
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 policy.
The event must not 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.
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.
The event must also be in accordance with any other applicable college policies and regulations, regulations and policies of Bellevue Community College, local ordinances and/or state or federal laws.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 05-07-069, § 132H-142-030, filed 3/14/05, effective 4/14/05.]
College buildings, rooms, and athletic fields may be rented by noncollege groups in accordance with the college's facilities use policy. Noncollege groups may otherwise use college facilities as identified in this policy.
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:
• Building C courtyard area for groups less than thirty; and
• Southern courtyard, just north of Carlson Theater if over thirty participants are expected.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 05-07-069, § 132H-142-040, filed 3/14/05, effective 4/14/05.]
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 accord with established college policies.
Persons who violate a district policy or 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.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
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