WSR 07-16-117

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS


[ Filed July 31, 2007, 11:48 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Prohibiting sexual contact between inmates and employees, new rule.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 72.01.090, 72.09.225.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 72.09.225 directs the department to adopt rules to implement its provisions.

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) 725-8365, fax (360) 664-2009.

July 31, 2007

H. W. Clarke

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office