|(1)||The library has the right to reduce or
forgive fines and charges for borrowers in accordance with the guidelines specified in
the Libraries Operations Manual. Borrowers can appeal unresolved problems to
the library fines appeals committee.
|(2)||The libraries inform potential appellants of the availability
of the appeals process at the time of billing and in all correspondence regarding the
application of sanctions.
|(3)||Meetings of the libraries fines appeals committee are
considered brief adjudicative procedures as defined by the Administrative Procedure Act
(chapter 34.05 RCW). Committee meetings are conducted in conformance
with the act and other applicable laws.
|(4)||A completed appeals form must be submitted within six months of billing for the charges to be appealed.|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 04-13-087, § 478-168-380, filed 6/17/04, effective 9/21/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.15.031 and 28B.20.130. 95-14-045, § 478-168-380, filed 6/28/95, effective 9/18/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130(1). 79-10-016 (Order 79-4), § 478-168-380, filed 9/7/79; Order 73-1, § 478-168-380, filed 1/8/73.]