PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed November 3, 2020, 2:16 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title IX, sexual harassment, student conduct code.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 34.05
RCW; and RCW 28B.50.140
(13); 20 U.S.C. Section 1092(f); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Section 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 and were scheduled to take effect on August 14, 2020. An emergency update to the college's student conduct code was filed to be compliant with the federal regulations. Chapter 132A-125 WAC was repealed in its entirety and new chapter 132-126 WAC was submitted. WAC 132A-350-020 and 132A-350-015 were repealed in their entirety.
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: Federal regulations to student code of conduct (see above). WAC 132A-350-020 and 132A-350-015 no longer require codification and will become new institutional policy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jack Huls, Vice President, Student Services, Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA 98362, phone 360-452-9277, email email@example.com, website www.peninsulacollege.edu; or Kelly Griffith, Executive Assistant to the President, Rules Coordinator, Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA 98362, phone 360-417-6201, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.peninsulacollege.edu.
November 3, 2020
Kelly L. Griffith
to the President