WSR 05-17-113

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS


[ Filed August 17, 2005, 10:06 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to WAC 137-28-160 Definitions, 137-28-260 Serious infractions and chapter 137-56 WAC Community residential programs, work/training release, create a new chapter 137-25 WAC, Serious infractions.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 72.09.130, 72.01.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revise the procedures for operation of work release and standardize serious infractions for prison and work release offenders.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites interested parties to review and provide input on the proposed rules. Comments may be sent to John Nispel, rules coordinator at the address shown below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting John Nispel, Rules Coordinator, Department of Corrections, Contracts and Legal Affairs, P.O. Box 41114, Olympia, WA 98504-1114, phone (360) 586-2160, fax (360) 664-2009.

August 16, 2005

H. W. Clarke

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office