The definitions in this section are applicable within the context of this chapter.
(1) Campus. Describes all property owned, leased, and/or controlled by the WSUS campus which is or may hereafter be dedicated mainly to the educational, research, housing, recreational, parking, or other activities of the university.
(2) Day. Unless otherwise specified, the term "day" refers to a calendar day.
(3) Disability parking. See persons with disability.
(4) Disability zone. A parking zone designated for exclusive use by persons with disability and identified with a sign bearing the associated international symbol.
(5) Fire zone. An area needed for emergency access to buildings, fire hydrants, or fire equipment. Such areas include, but are not limited to, areas with adjacent curbs or rails painted red.
(6) Holiday. See university holiday.
(7) Illegal use of permit. A parking violation in which a parking ticket is issued under the following circumstances:
(a) Use of a parking permit or indicator on a vehicle other than the specified vehicle identified by a license plate number on the permit.
(b) Use of a counterfeit parking permit or indicator.
(c) Use of a parking permit or indicator obtained under false pretenses.
(d) Use of a modified parking permit or indicator.
(e) Use and/or retention of a parking permit or indicator by person(s) ineligible, or no longer eligible, for such permit as described and authorized in this chapter.
(8) Impound. To take and hold a vehicle in legal custody by use of a wheel lock and/or towing.
(9) Indicator. A decal or hanger displayed adjacent to a parking permit which defines additional parking areas available to a permit holder.
(10) Loading zone. A loading dock, or an area signed "loading zone" adjacent to a facility or in a parking area. Such an area is intended for loading and unloading bulky or voluminous material. Loading zones are restricted at all times unless signed otherwise.
(11) Moped. Any two-wheeled or three-wheeled motor vehicle with an engine displacement of 50cc or less.
(12) Motorcycle. Any two-wheeled or three-wheeled motor vehicle with an engine displacement greater than 50cc.
(13) Motor vehicle. All motor-driven conveyances except wheelchairs. Also referred to as "vehicle" in this chapter.
(14) No parking zone. Any area not specifically marked and/or signed for parking. Such areas include, but are not limited to, areas with adjacent curbs or rails painted yellow.
(15) Officer. Any parking or campus security official employed by the university who is designated by the parking administrator or chancellor to place and remove wheel locks or to cause vehicles to be towed under this chapter.
(16) Owner. The person registered with any state as the present owner of a vehicle in the most current registration records available to the university, the owner's expressed representative, or any transferee not designated in such records, provided that the parking administrator has received actual written notice of the transfer.
(17) Park/parking. This refers to the placement or standing of a vehicle, with or without a driver in attendance, and with or without the engine running.
(18) Parking administrator. The manager in charge of the parking department or designee.
(19) Parking appeals committee. Any person or persons appointed to consider parking violations and the application of fees, fines, and sanctions. Said person or persons are appointed by the vice-chancellor whose responsibilities include supervision of the parking department or designee.
(20) Parking department. The university department which is charged with the responsibility of managing, operating, planning, and maintaining parking facilities; enforcing the parking regulations; and coordinating commute trip reduction efforts for the WSUS campus.
(21) Parking meter. A single fixed device that typically requires payment and limits the amount of time a vehicle can park in a single space. Also referred to as "meter" in this chapter. A parking meter is not a parking payment device.
(22) Parking payment device. A machine that requires payment and vends a parking permit and/or a paid receipt. Parking payment devices may be located in various places on the campus. A parking payment device is not a parking meter.
(23) Parking permit. A vinyl, plastic, paper, or other instrument sanctioned by the parking department that is displayed from a vehicle and authorizes parking in specified areas. Also referred to as "permit" in this chapter.
(24) Parking ticket. The first notice of a parking violation which is usually placed in a visible location on a motor vehicle.
(25) Pedestrian mall. A space that is designed primarily for pedestrian use, but with limited authorized use of motor vehicle and other motorized and nonmotorized conveyances.
(26) Persons with disability. For the purpose of this chapter persons with disability shall refer to a person or persons with disability or disabilities who qualify for a state-issued persons with disability parking identification and permit.
(27) Service vehicle. A vehicle used to provide a service for WSUS or a tenant or contractor of WSUS (e.g., a university-owned vehicle or a privately owned vehicle with a valid service vehicle authorization displayed).
(28) Service zone. Parking spaces or area designated for the use of service vehicles, other government-owned vehicles, and vehicles displaying a service indicator or commercial permit. Authorized vehicles may park in these zones on an occasional basis for a maximum of fifteen minutes, except for vehicles that display a service indicator issued for an extended time. Service zones are restricted at all times unless signed otherwise.
(29) Staff. For the purposes of these regulations, "staff" includes all nonstudent employees of the university and the nonstudent employees of other entities located on, or regularly doing business on campus. Teaching assistants, research assistants, and other students employed by the university, or other entities located on, or regularly doing business on campus, are not "staff." They are considered to be students for the purpose of these rules.
(30) Standing. "Standing" is the stopping of a vehicle with the driver remaining in it.
(31) Storage of a vehicle. Impounded vehicles are held in storage until released. During such time they are subject to storage fees.
(32) Student. The term student includes all persons who are not staff who are taking courses at the university, enrolled full-time or part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, professional studies, or auditing one or more class.
(33) Summer session. The summer session includes all summer sessions beginning on the first day of the earliest session, and ending on the last day of the latest session.
(34) University. Refers to Washington State University Spokane.
(35) University holiday. A day regarded by the university as an official university holiday.
(36) Unpaid. A full or partial outstanding balance due. This definition includes parking tickets which are pending appeal.
(37) Vacation. A period of time when classes or final exams are not in session. Except for holidays that fall within this period, the business offices of WSUS typically are open during this time.
(38) Visitors. Persons who are not staff or students and who only visit the campus on an occasional basis.
(39) Wheel lock. A device used to temporarily immobilize a motor vehicle. Wheel locked vehicles are considered to be impounded in place and subject to storage fees.
(40) Wheel lock-eligible list. The current list of wheel lock-eligible vehicles as maintained by the parking department. A vehicle remains on the wheel lock-eligible list until all fines and fees related to parking tickets are paid in full or otherwise resolved to include the payment of fines and fees related to parking tickets not yet eligible for late fees.
(41) Wheel lock-eligible vehicle. Any vehicle on which three or more parking tickets more than thirty days old are unpaid and which parking tickets were issued during the time the vehicle was registered to or otherwise held by the owner. The vehicle remains wheel lock-eligible until all fines and fees related to parking tickets are paid in full or otherwise resolved to include the payment of fines and fees related to parking tickets not yet eligible for late fees.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150
. WSR 08-08-048, § 504-14-100, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125
, 28B.30.150, 28B.10.560 and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 01-18-015, § 504-14-100, filed 8/24/01, effective 9/24/01.]