The Director of the Law Library, or the Director’s designee, shall have the authority to order the removal of any person from the Library for any violation of the code of conduct. The person removed pursuant to this order shall not enter the building, premises, or grounds of the Library the remainder of the business day or the period of time as may be specified by the Director or the Director’s designee in writing. Failure of a person to leave and stay out of the building during this period may result in legal action pursuant to California Penal Code §602.1(b).
The Director and the Director’s designee shall have the authority to suspend a person’s privileges to use the Library for such period of time as s/he determines to be appropriate for violation of any of these general regulations and rules of conduct. Any suspension shall be in writing. A suspension of five days or less shall be final. Any person who re-enters the building during the term of his/her suspension shall be considered a trespasser. Failure of a person to leave and stay out of the building during this period may result in legal action pursuant to California Penal Code §602.1(b).
Any person who has been suspended from the Library for a period of six or more days for failure to comply with the provisions of these general regulations and rules of conduct may file an appeal with the Board of Trustees. Such appeal shall be in writing and shall be submitted within 15 days of the date of the order of suspension and shall contain a brief description of the reasons for the appeal and why the suspension should be modified or overturned. The President of the Board of Trustees or their designee shall serve as Hearing Officer and will hear the appeal at a mutually agreed upon time. The decision of the Hearing Officer shall be final.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees, September 13, 2017.
Attachment: CA Penal Code §602.1(b):
Any person who intentionally interferes with any lawful business carried on by the employees of a public agency open to the public, by obstructing or intimidating those attempting to carry on business, or those persons there to transact business with the public agency, and who refuses to leave the premises of the public agency after being requested to leave by the office manager or a supervisor of the public agency, or by a peace officer acting at the request of the office manager or a supervisor of the public agency, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for up to 90 days, or by a fine of up to four hundred dollars ($400), or by both that imprisonment and fine.