PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed October 23, 2020, 2:44 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repealing chapter 132I-300 WAC, WAC 132I-300-010 and 132I-300-020, and chapter 132I-125 WAC.
Replace chapter 132I-126 WAC; WAC 132I-126-010, 132I-126-020, 132I-126-030, 132I-126-050, 132I-126-100, 132I-126-125, 132I-126-200, 132I-126-220, 132I-126-230, 132I-126-240, 132I-126-260, 132I-126-270, 132I-126-280, 132I-126-290, 132I-126-300, 132I-126-350, 132I-126-400, 132I-126-410, 132I-126-420, 132I-126-430, 132I-126-440, 132I-126-450, 132I-126-460, 132I-126-470, and 132I-126-480.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (§ 1601 of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000): Public Law No. 106-386 (Title VI); Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and Violence Against Women Act: 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f); Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972: 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e-2000e-17.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Highline College is required by the United States Department of Education to comply with the recently adopted Title IX regulations, which took effect on August 14, 2020. Highline College is adopting the new model 20 student conduct code.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: 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 and took effect on August 14, 2020.
Process for Developing New Rule: Pilot rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Danielle Slota, P.O. Box 98000, 2400 South 240th Street, Mailstop 99-238, phone 206-592-3600, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website highline.edu.
October 23, 2020
Danielle Slota, Director
Office of the President