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For purposes of these rules, these words or phrases have the following meaning:
(1) "Activity" means one or more people gathering for a common purpose or cause.
(2) "Applicant," "I," "you" or "your" refers to any person(s) or organization(s) seeking permission to use the public areas of the capitol buildings and grounds.
(3) "Banners and signs" means pieces of material presented publicly to display a message, slogan, advertisement, or other similar information. Government-recognized flags are not considered banners or signs for purposes of these rules.
(4) "Capitol buildings and grounds" means those buildings and grounds over which the department of general administration exercises custody and control under RCW 43.19.125
(a) "Buildings" means enclosed buildings and adjoining structures. Buildings include, but are not limited to, the Legislative Building, the Temple of Justice, the Old Capitol Building, and the Natural Resources Building.
(b) "Grounds" means exterior spaces including, but not limited to, walkways, plazas, lawns, plantings and parks.
The grounds include such locations as the capitol campus, Heritage Park, Marathon Park, Centennial Park, Sylvester Park, the surface and shores of Capitol Lake, and Deschutes Parkway.
(5) "Commercial activity" means an activity that promotes, creates, or exchanges commercial products or services. Commercial activities include, but are not limited to, advertising, fund-raising, buying or selling any product or service, encouraging paid membership in any group, association or organization, or the marketing of commercial activities. Commercial activities do not include such activities by or for government entities.
(6) "Director" means the director of the department of general administration.
(7) "Exhibit" or "display" means an object or collection of objects presented publicly with the intention to communicate facts, a particular impression, a viewpoint or an opinion. Exhibits or displays include, but are not limited to, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, video or computer screens, informational booths and tables, or other similar objects and arrangements. Exhibits and displays do not include equipment used in the performance of medical or therapeutic services during a permitted activity, such as a blood drive, delivering flu shots, or administering a therapeutic massage.
(8) "Free speech and assembly activity" means an activity for the purpose of communicating information or ideas to others that will draw the attention, attendance, or participation of others. Free speech and assembly activities include, but are not limited to, assemblies, marches, rallies, performances, community events, press conferences, demonstrations, celebrations, ceremonies, speeches and other similar expressive activities.
(9) "General administration," "department," "us," or "we" refers to the department of general administration.
(10) "Permit" means a written permit issued by the department of general administration authorizing the use of public areas of the capitol buildings and grounds as required by these rules.
(11) "Private activity" means an activity sponsored by a private individual, business or organization that is not open to the general public. Private activities include, but are not limited to, banquets, receptions, award ceremonies, weddings, concerts, dances, and seminars.
(12) "Public area" means those areas of the capitol buildings and grounds that are generally open to the public, such as a building's primary public entrance lobby; rotundas and adjoining public mezzanines; and exterior plazas and lawns. Public areas do not include offices, meeting rooms, and other work areas that are ordinarily reserved for or primarily devoted to conducting the business and operations of state government; the governor's mansion; and any area which is identified by a sign pursuant to WAC 236-12-450
indicating that the area is not open to the public.
(13) "Service animal" means an animal, including guide dogs, trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, as defined by applicable state and/or federal laws.
[Statutory Authority: 2011 c 43. WSR 11-23-093, recodified as § 200-220-030, filed 11/17/11, effective 11/17/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.19.125
. WSR 09-22-059, § 236-17-030, filed 10/30/09, effective 11/30/09.]