PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed May 3, 2022, 11:54 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 132H-126 WAC, Student conduct code.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 34.05
RCW; and RCW 28B.50.140
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Bellevue College is planning to revise its student conduct code to comply with new state regulations. On March 30, 2022, Governor Inslee signed Sam's Law (HB [2SHB] 1751) into law. This bill requires the college to update the definition of hazing. Additionally, edits are needed to comply with an August 10, 2021, decision from a federal district that vacates portions of the 2020 amendments to the Title IX regulations.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Education.
Process for Developing New Rule: Proposed changes are being presented to the campus community for feedback and a public meeting will be held.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Megan Kaptik, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., phone 425-564-2757, TTY 425-564-6189, email email@example.com.
May 3, 2022
Loreen McRea Keller
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