WSR 23-12-016
[Filed May 25, 2023, 1:18 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 132D-150-050(9), hazing.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.10.901 and 28B.10.902.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: 2SHB 1751 Sam's Law is the name of new antihazing legislation recently adopted in Washington state. It's 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 (IHEs) to implement antihazing programming for employees and students. It also requires IHEs to publish an annual report identifying student organizations, athletic teams, and living groups found responsible for engaging in hazing.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state IHEs.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making and agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Pam Davis, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, phone 360-416-7995, fax 360-416-7773, TTY 360-416-7718, email, website; or Sandy Jordan, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, phone 360-416-7923, fax 360-416-7773, TTY 360-416-7718, email, website
May 25, 2023
Pam Davis
Executive Assistant to the President
Rules Coordinator