PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed September 2, 2020, 11:03 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Code of student conduct, chapter 132N-125 WAC, repeal and replace to comply with new federal regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX); and repeal chapter 132N-300 WAC, Discrimination and harassment, rules and replace with college policy and procedures.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 34.05
RCW; and RCW 28B.50.140
(13); 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On May 19, 2020, the Federal Register printed amendments to Title IX regulations (85 F.R. 30575). The new regulations address the grievance process for formal complaints of sexual harassment, which took effect on August 14, 2020. This requires updates to the college's code of student conduct, chapter 132N-125 WAC, to be compliant with federal regulations. In addition, other revisions to the code of student conduct are necessary to align with the new processes. Chapter 132N-300 WAC, Discrimination and harassment, rules need to be repealed and replaced as college policies and procedures.
Process for Developing New Rule: Standard rule making.
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 Fort Vancouver Way, BRD 159, Vancouver, WA 98663, phone 360-992-2123, fax 360-992-2873, TTY 360-992-2835, email email@example.com, website www.clark.edu, http://www.clark.edu/about/governance/public-disclosure-and-records/adminProcedures/200/200001/index.php; or Christina Longo, Director of Compliance, Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, BRD 012, Vancouver, WA 98663, phone 360-992-2317, fax 360-992-2873, TTY 360-992-2835, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.clark.edu, http://www.clark.edu/about/governance/public-disclosure-and-records/adminProcedures/200/200001/index.php.
September 2, 2020
Vice President of