GREEN RIVER COLLEGE
[Filed February 2, 2022, 8:49 a.m., effective February 2, 2022, 8:49 a.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: The United States Department of Education (DOE) issued updated Title IX rules on May 22, 2020, which took effect August 14, 2020. These updated rules incorporate the Title IX regulations by amending Green River College's student conduct code requirements in chapter 132J-300 WAC. These rule changes are necessary to maintain compliance with DOE requirements. On August 24, 2021, DOE announced that it will no longer enforce the cross-examination requirement in the 2020 regulations. To comply with training and live hearing requirements in the 2020 federal regulations, the college rule changes also add authority to contract with the Washington office of administrative hearings and other contractors to help with these duties.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 132J-300-010.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972; RCW 28B.50.140
Under RCW 34.05.350
the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: Repealing WAC 132J-300-010 is necessary for compliance with DOE updated Title IX rules issued on May 22, 2020, and requiring implementation of updated student conduct code requirements related to Title IX federal requirements. The college is already proceeding with permanent rule making on this subject.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: January 20, 2022.
George P. Frasier
Vice President of College Advancement
The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
Grievance procedure—Sex discrimination.