WSR 11-23-139

PROPOSED RULES

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


[ Filed November 22, 2011, 9:04 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-20-075.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 478-156 WAC, Rules for the University of Washington residence halls and family housing apartments.

Hearing Location(s): Room 142, Gerberding Hall, UW Seattle Campus, on January 11, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: February 9, 2012.

Submit Written Comments to: Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, University of Washington, Rules Coordination Office, Box 351210, Seattle, WA 98195-1210, e-mail rules@uw.edu, fax (206) 685-3825, by January 11, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact disability services office by December 27, 2011, TTY (206) 543-6452 or (206) 543-6450.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amendments to the University of Washington's rules for student housing are proposed to limit the scope of the rules to the Seattle campus, to update the types of housing now offered to students, and to streamline administrative practices.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: In addition to updating these rules according to the types of housing currently offered, these rules will be limited to the UW Seattle campus, allowing other student housing options to be developed for the UW Bothell and UW Tacoma campuses as the need arises.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.15.031 and 28B.20.130.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28B.15.031 and 28B.20.130.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: University of Washington, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Enforcement: Pamela Schreiber, Director of Housing and Food Services, Room 305, Schmitz Hall, UW Seattle Campus, (206) 543-2430; and Implementation: Eric Godfrey, Vice President and Vice Provost for Student Life, Room 101, Gerberding Hall, UW Seattle Campus, (206) 543-0128.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules do not impose a disproportionate impact on small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This chapter is not considered a significant legislative rule by the University of Washington.

November 22, 2011

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff

Director of Rules Coordination

OTS-4353.1

Chapter 478-156 WAC

RULES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE CAMPUS RESIDENCE HALLS, SINGLE STUDENT AND FAMILY HOUSING APARTMENTS


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-24-048, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97)

WAC 478-156-010   Legal authority to enact.   Pursuant to the authority granted by RCW 28B.20.130 and 28B.15.031, the board of regents of the University of Washington has established the following rules governing the operation of the university's residence halls, single student and family housing apartments for the University of Washington, Seattle campus.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 97-24-048, 478-156-010, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97; Order 72-6, 478-156-010, filed 11/6/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-24-048, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97)

WAC 478-156-011   Purpose of residence halls, single student and family housing apartments.   The residence halls, single student and family housing apartments exist to provide a conveniently located living environment for university students which will contribute to their educational development.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 97-24-048, 478-156-011, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97; Order 72-6, 478-156-011, filed 11/6/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-24-048, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97)

WAC 478-156-013   Priority for residence halls(( -- Eligibility)), single student and family housing apartments.   Priority for use of residence hall space and single student apartments is given to enrolled students at the University of Washington((. Subject to space availability, the following may be granted residence privileges in the order of their applications after the needs of enrolled students have been fulfilled:

(1) Participants in university-sponsored short courses, conferences and state tests and examinations.

(2) Visiting scholars sponsored by academic departments.

(3) Students attending nearby community colleges.

(4) On a transient basis, visiting students from other institutions, visiting faculty members and guests of student residents.

(5) Other groups when approved by the committee on the use of university facilities)), Seattle.

Priority for use of any remaining space is specific to each residence hall or apartment building. Up-to-date information pertaining to residence hall and single student apartment use priority is available on the University of Washington, Seattle housing and food services web site.

Priority for family housing apartments is given to students enrolled full-time at the University of Washington, Seattle three of the four quarters of an academic year and who are part of a married couple, a state registered domestic partnership (as defined in chapter 26.60 RCW), or are single parents with dependent children.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 97-24-048, 478-156-013, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97; Order 72-6, 478-156-013, filed 11/6/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-24-048, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97)

WAC 478-156-017   Assignment priority and eligibility.   ((Applicants for university-owned family housing apartments who are judged eligible for assignment pursuant to WAC 478-156-016 are assigned in the following order of priority:

(1) Students who have special housing needs due to disability-related reasons (financial eligibility may be waived on a case-by-case basis for students with disabilities), students in the university's educational opportunity program, and others with extreme financial or personal hardship.

(2) Students who are single parents and have dependent children.

(3) Other students meeting financial eligibility criteria as set forth in WAC 478-156-016.

(4) Other students exceeding financial eligibility criteria.)) Assignment priority and eligibility for each unit size of university-owned housing is specific to the property and outlined on the University of Washington, Seattle housing and food services web site.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 97-24-048, 478-156-017, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130(1). 80-03-005 (Order 79-5), 478-156-017, filed 2/8/80; Order 72-6, 478-156-017, filed 11/6/72.]


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 478-156-015 Occupancy deadline.
WAC 478-156-016 Family housing apartments -- Eligibility.
WAC 478-156-018 Unit size -- Eligibility standards.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office