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Proposed WAC Changes




Practice and Procedure / Standards of Conduct for Students

The University is proposing the following changes to the Washington Administrative Code:

  • Amend WAC Chapter 504-26: Standards of Conduct for Students, WAC 504-04 Practice and Procedure.

    The proposed amendments are intended to update and clarify the standards of conduct for students including, but not limited to, student conduct hearings and appeals.

To view the text of these proposed rules, see the WSR 17-08-091 at the Code Reviser's Office Washington State Register website:

http://app.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2017/08/17-08-091.htm

WSU will conduct a public hearing on these proposed WAC changes on May 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Lighty Student Services Building, Room 405, Pullman, WA 99164. Members of the public may testify at this public hearing and/or submit written comments.

The commenting period has ended.


NOTE: The majority of the proposed amendments are already in place as emergency rules (see below) and are intended to be temporary in nature. They will be replaced by a further revision to the permanent rules once the Student Conduct Task Force completes its work later this year. For more information on this process, see https://president.wsu.edu/student-conduct-process/.


EMERGENCY RULES

Practice and Procedure / Standards of Conduct for Students

NOTE: These emergency rules were refiled and effective May 16, 2017. (Refiling is allowed under RCW 34.05.350(2) since a similar permanent rules revision is in progress. See below.) The emergency rules were filed as WSR 17-11-056, which will be published in the Washington State Register on June 7, 2017.

Since WSR 17-11-056 won't be published until June 7, we won't be able to provide a link to it at this time. The language of the emergency rules remains the same, so the earlier link is ok to keep active for now.



Effective January 17, 2017, the University made the following emergency rule changes to the Washington Administrative Code:

  • Chapter 504-04: Practice and Procedure
  • Chapter 504-26: Standards of Conduct for Students

On December 1, 2016, the Washington Court of Appeals, Division III, issued a decision in the case of Arishi vs. Washington State University, Case No. 33060. The Court held that universities are required to use full adjudications under the Washington Administrative Procedure Act for certain student disciplinary matters. These emergency rules implement changes to WSU's student conduct process to comply with the Court's decision. Additionally, the emergency rule in WAC 504-04-110 sets forth areas where WSU's full adjudications will differ from the model rules of procedure in WAC Chapter 10-08. These are based on Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, its implementing regulations, and guidance from the federal Office for Civil Rights regarding Title IX.

To view the text of these emergency rules, see WSR 17-03-105 at the Code Reviser's Office Washington State Register website:

http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2017/03/17-03-105.htm

WSU anticipates filing a proposal for permanent rules related to these WAC chapters in April 2017.



Health and Safety Regulations

The University is proposing the following changes to the Washington Administrative Code:

  • Amend WAC Chapter 504-36: Health and Safety Regulations, WAC 504-36-030 Spectator Events -- Safety Rules.

    The University is updating the safety rules for spectator events.

To view the text of these proposed rules, see the WSR 17-06-070 at the Code Reviser's Office Washington State Register website:

http://app.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2017/06/17-06-070.htm

The public commenting period has ended.

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