WSR 15-19-142
[Filed September 22, 2015, 11:15 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revise chapters 495C-121, 495C-300, and 495C-310 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140; SSB 5518, 64th legislature, 2015 regular session.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed revisions are necessary to bring the code into alignment with federal and state laws and guidance regarding sexual misconduct and sex discrimination in federally-funded institutions of higher education.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights has provided colleges with recent specific guidance on Title IX requirements: Dear Colleague Letter, April 4, 2011; Dear Colleague Letter to School Superintendents and College Presidents, April 24, 2015; Dear Colleague Letter to Title IX Coordinators, April 25, 2015; Title IX Resource Guide, April 2015. See also the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 and changes to the Clery Act made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA).
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 by contacting Lisa Beach, Director of Security and Compliance, (253) 589-5603,, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Boulevard S.W., Lakewood, WA 98499. Public comment will be taken at forums the week of September 28, 2015, or at the board of trustees' meeting January 13, 2016.
September 21, 2015
Lisa R. Beach
Director of Security
and Compliance