PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE
[Filed May 26, 2020, 9:19 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Columbia Basin College is proposing repealing chapter 132S-09 WAC, Nondiscrimination and harassment policy and grievance procedure; and amending chapter 132S-100 WAC, Student code of conduct; and chapter 132S-300 WAC, Campus parking and traffic regulations. Additionally, the college is proposing amending various sections of the college's rules to address gender-specific references with replacement throughout with gender-neutral alternatives.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Proposed rule making is needed to provide clarity to the processes for the student conduct code. Other amendments are needed to established [establish] rules for parking and traffic regulations, along with minimal amendments to various sections to eliminate gender-specific references with gender-neutral alternatives. The nondiscrimination and harassment policy and grievance procedure is proposed for repeal on the basis it is captured in a college operations policy and is subject to regular updates based on the department of education requirements with the college's formulation of policies process more suitable for those changes.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: Normal rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Camilla Glatt, 2600 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, phone 509-542-5548, fax 509-544-2029, TTY 800-833-6364, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.columbiabasin.edu.
May 26, 2020
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