PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
[Filed July 23, 2019, 3:20 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to WAC 137-28-170 Supplementary rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 72.01.090
, 72.65.10 [72.65.100], and 72.01.130
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Adds new language to WAC 137-28-170(1) authorizing the superintendent to promulgate and implement pilot programs regarding offender prison discipline. Adds new language to WAC 137-28-170(2) that requires approval in writing by the assistant secretary before pilot programs are put into effect.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Pilot rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jennifer Williams, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 41114, phone 360-725-8364, email email@example.com, web site www.doc.wa.gov; or Michelle Walker, P.O. Box 41114, phone 360-725-8732, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.doc.wa.gov.
Additional comments: The department invites interested parties to review and provide input on the proposed rules. Comments may be sent to Jennifer Williams at the email address shown above.
July 23, 2019
Stephen D. Sinclair