WSR 17-15-129
[Filed July 19, 2017, 9:47 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 16-12-079.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Firearms and dangerous weapons (amendment to WAC 132R-117-010), of chapter 132R-117 WAC, General conduct code, relating to the possession of weapons on property owned or controlled by Big Bend Community College (BBCC).
Hearing Location(s): BBCC, ATEC Building, Hardin Community Room, 7662 Chanute Street N.E., Moses Lake, WA 98837, on August 29, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: August 30, 2017.
Submit Written Comments to: Melinda Dourte, BBCC, 7662 Chanute Street N.E., Moses Lake, WA 98837, email, fax (509) 766-6355, by August 28, 2017.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Loralyn Allen, (509) 793-2027, by August 22, 2017, TTY (509) 793-2325.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These revisions are needed to update college standards and processes to better reflect current practices regarding the possession, use, and storage of weapons on college owned or controlled property.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.50.140.
Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Dawna Haynes, BBCC, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Enforcement: Dawna Haynes, 7662 Chanute Street N.E., Moses Lake, WA 98837, (509) 793-2077; and Implementation: Linda Schoonmaker, 7662 Chanute Street N.E., Moses Lake, WA 98837, (509) 793-2002.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not needed.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not needed.
July 19, 2017
Melinda Dourte
Vice President of
Finance and Administration
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 03-15-063, filed 7/14/03, effective 8/14/03)
WAC 132R-117-010 Firearms and dangerous weapons.
(1) Possession, carrying or discharge of any ((explosive, firearm, or other weapon)) firearm, dagger, sword, knife or other cutting or stabbing instrument, club, explosive device or any other weapon apparently capable of producing bodily harm (including shot guns, pistols, air guns, pellet guns, and paint-ball guns), whether loaded or unloaded, is prohibited on Big Bend Community College owned or controlled property, unless otherwise authorized in this provision.
(2) ((Only)) Such persons who are authorized to carry firearms or other weapons as duly appointed and commissioned law enforcement officers in the state of Washington, legally authorized military personnel while in the performance of their duties, and other persons or entities authorized by contract to carry firearms in the course of their employment, ((shall)) may possess firearms or other weapons issued for their possession by their respective law enforcement agencies while on campus or other college controlled property, including residence halls.
(3) ((Other than the persons referenced in subsection (2) of this section, members of the campus community and visitors who bring firearms or other weapons to campus must immediately place the firearms or weapons in the college-provided storage facility. The storage facility for students living at the residence halls is controlled by the residence halls coordinator. The storage facility for all other students is in the registration office and is controlled by the vice president of student services. Both facilities are accessible during the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).)) An individual with a valid concealed weapons permit may store a pistol in his or her vehicle parked on campus in accordance with RCW 9.41.050 (2) or (3), provided the vehicle is locked and the weapon is concealed from view.
(4) Anyone seeking to bring a firearm or other weapon onto campus for ((display or demonstration)) purposes directly related to a class or other educational activity must obtain prior written authorization from the vice president of ((instruction)) learning and student success or any other person designated by the president of the college. The vice president of ((instruction)) learning and student success or other designee shall review any such request and may establish conditions to the authorization. Any permission shall be in writing and subject to such terms or conditions incorporated into the written permission.
(5) ((Firearms owned by the institution for use by special interest groups such as ASB gun clubs, ROTC, or intercollegiate shooting teams, must be stored in a location approved by the vice president of student services or any other person designated by the president of the college. Said firearms must be checked out by the club advisor or coach and are to be used by legitimate members of the club or teams in the normal course of the club or team's activity.)) Any person may possess a personal protection spray device, as authorized by RCW 9.91.160, while on property owned or controlled by Big Bend Community College.
(6) Violators shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary or legal action.