||Public meetings. Regular and special
meetings of the board of regents and committees thereof as required
by applicable law shall be open to the public, except for executive
sessions which may be held as permitted by applicable law. Board
members may appear at any meeting through any means that permits
communications with all other persons at the meeting. Persons wishing
to appear before the board to make a presentation shall comply with the
procedures as specified in subsection (8) of this section.
||Regular meetings. Regular meetings
of the board shall be held pursuant to a schedule and at
locations established yearly by resolution of the board and
published periodically in the Washington State Register.
The president of the board, with the concurrence of a majority
of the members of the board, may cancel any regular meeting.
All such regular meetings will be conducted in conformance
with the laws of the state of Washington governing such meetings.
||Special meeting. The president of the
university, the president of the board, or any six members
of the board may call a special meeting at any time. Not
less than twenty-four hours before any special meeting, the
secretary shall have notified each member of the board by
written notice of the time, place, and the business to be
transacted at the meeting. Such notice shall be distributed
in accordance with the laws of the state governing
such meetings. The presence of a regent at the meeting or
the regent's written waiver of notice filed with the secretary
shall constitute a waiver of receiving written notice of
the meeting. When the meeting is called to deal with an
emergency involving injury or damage, or the likelihood of
injury or damage, to persons or property, and the time requirements
for notice provided for above would be impractical and increase
the likelihood of such injury or damage, such required notice
may be dispensed with and the secretary shall notify each
member of the board by the best means possible under the
||Addenda to the agenda at regular or
special meetings. Addenda to the agenda of either a regular
or special meeting may be permitted at the commencement of
or during such meeting, except that final disposition shall
not be taken on addenda to the agenda of a special meeting
unless notice as required by applicable law has been given.
||Quorum. A majority of the entire board
shall be necessary to constitute a quorum at all regular
meetings and special meetings.
||Minutes. The minutes of all regular
and special meetings of the board shall be kept by the secretary.
Such minutes, following approval, shall be open to public
inspection in the office of the secretary of the board of
regents during regular university business hours.
||Committee of the whole meetings. Meetings
of the board as a committee of the whole may be held before
regular or special meetings of the board or at such time
and such place as the president of the board may direct from
time to time.
||Communications to and appearance before
the board. Any persons who wish to communicate to the board
or appear before the board shall do so as follows:
||Communications to the board.
Any person who wishes to bring a matter to the attention of the board
may do so by submitting such communication in writing to the secretary
of the board of regents. The secretary shall bring such written communications
to the attention of the president of the board and the president of the
university for direction as to response and/or transmittal to the board.
||Appearance before the board. The meetings of
the board of regents are intended for presentation of agenda items by the
chairs of the respective standing committees and by the president of the
university for discussion and action by the members of the board. Public
testimony on agenda items, or on other relevant items which any person may
wish to call to the attention of the board, may be taken by the appropriate
standing committee or by the committee of the whole. The chair of each
committee shall have the discretion to limit the time and order of appearances
as deemed desirable for a fair presentation of views consistent with the other
business before the committee. In an unusual case, this subsection may be
waived by the president of the board or by any other six members of the
||Petition to board for promulgation, amendment,
or repeal of rule. Persons having an interest in the promulgation, amendment,
or repeal of a "rule" as defined in RCW 34.05.010
may submit a written petition to the university's rules coordination office.
Any petition so submitted shall contain the name and address of the petitioner
or petitioners, a description of the persons on whose behalf the petition is
presented if it is presented in a representative capacity, a statement of the
interest of the petitioner and/or the persons on whose behalf it is presented,
and a statement of the reasons supporting the petition. If the petition is for
the promulgation of a rule, it shall contain the proposed rule. If the petition
is for an amendment of an existing rule, it shall contain the rule with the
proposed deletions lined out and proposed additions underlined or italicized.
If the petition is for the repeal of a rule, it shall contain a copy of the rule
proposed to be repealed. The petition shall be considered by the board at the first
regular meeting held not less than thirty days after the date the petition was
submitted to the rules coordination office, provided that the board may consider
the petition at any earlier regular or special meeting of the board.
Within sixty days after submission of a petition to the rules coordination office
that is for the promulgation, amendment, or repeal of a "rule," as defined
in RCW 34.05.010, the board shall either deny the petition in
writing or initiate rule-making procedures in accordance with
||Rules of procedure. Robert's
Rules of Order, latest revised edition, shall govern
all meetings of the board and its committees except where
such rules of order are superseded by the bylaws of the
board of regents or standing orders of the board. Any
member of the board may make a motion which need not
be seconded in order to bring the subject of the motion
before the board for action.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and chapter 42.30 RCW. 07-03-135,
§ 478-04-030, filed 1/23/07, effective 2/23/07. Statutory Authority: RCW
28B.20.130, 34.05.330 and University of Washington Board of Regent's Standing
Orders, Chapter 1, Section 2. 05-21-133, § 478-04-030, filed 10/19/05,
effective 11/19/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and 34.05.330. 05-08-064,
§ 478-04-030, filed 3/31/05, effective 5/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW
28B.20.130, 34.05.330 and chapter 42.30 RCW. 03-24-046, § 478-04-030,
filed 11/26/03, effective 12/27/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and
42.30.075. 92-02-038, § 478-04-030, filed 12/24/91, effective