WSR 23-06-022
[Filed February 21, 2023, 2:44 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Sam's Law, hazing prevention, revisions to student code of conduct WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: HB [2SHB] 1751.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: HB [2SHB] 1751 "Sam's Law," hazing prevention.
Sam's Law is the name of new antihazing legislation recently adopted in Washington state. It is named after Sam Martinez, a freshman at Washington State University who died of alcohol poisoning at a fraternity party in November 2019. The new law updates the definition of hazing and requires institutions of higher education to implement antihazing programming for employees and students. It also requires institutions of higher education (IHEs) to publish an annual report identifying student organizations, athletic teams, and living groups found responsible for engaging in hazing.
Process for Developing New Rule: State law.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Gerald Gabbard, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663, phone 360-992-2317, fax 360-992-2998, email, website; or Colleen Snarski, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663, phone 360-992-2057, fax 360-992-2998, email, website
February 9, 2023
Gerald W. Gabbard, PhD
Director of Labor and Compliance
ADA and Title IX Coordinator