WSR 08-20-047

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS


[ Filed September 23, 2008, 4:35 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to chapter 137-25 WAC, Serious infractions and chapter 137-28 WAC, Prisons discipline.

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: Refine the definitions of general and serious infractions for the purposes of prison discipline.

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, e-mail jrnispel@doc1.wa.gov.

September 22, 2008

E. Vail

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office