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03 - Department of Corrections
2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda



UMBRELLA/UNIT NUMBER: 03-201
AGENCY: Department of Corrections
CONTACT PERSON: Ellis King, Correctional Planning Analyst, State House Station 111, Augusta, Maine 04333 (207) 287-4342, e-mail: Ellis.King@state.me.us

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE PREVIOUS REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001 - 2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Detention and Correctional Standards for Counties and Municipalities
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A MRSA, Section 1208
PURPOSE: Revision of existing rule. The purpose of the amendment is to clarify standards regarding juvenile detention and revise adult standards to keep pace with professional practices.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Benefited parties: offenders. Regulated parties: county jails.

CHAPTER 10: Detention and Correctional Standards for State Facilities
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A MRSA, Section 1402
PURPOSE: Revision. The purpose of the rule is to create uniform standards for state correctional facilities.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Benefited parties: prisoners. Regulated parties: state facilities

CHAPTER 10, Sec. 9.15 & 9.15J: Offender Drug Testing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A MRSA, Section 1402
PURPOSE: Revision of existing rule. The purpose of the amendment is to modify the procedure for adult and juvenile client drug testing.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated parties: Adult and juvenile offenders sentenced to the Department.

CHAPTER 10, Sec. 15.1 & 15.1J: Offender Disciplinary Procedures
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A MRSA, Section 3032
PURPOSE: Revision of existing rule. The purpose of the amendment is to clarify and add new disciplinary offenses for adult and juvenile offenders.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated parties: Adult and juvenile offenders sentenced to the Department

CHAPTER 10, Sec. 18.6: Furlough Policy
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A MRSA, Section 3033
PURPOSE: Revision of existing rule. The purpose of the amendment is to clarify when a prisoner may be eligible for or removed from furlough.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated parties: prisoners

CHAPTER 10, Sec. 18.8: Release Programs
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A MRSA, Section 3035
PURPOSE: Revision of existing rule. The purpose of the amendment is to clarify when a prisoner may be eligible for release programs.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated parties: prisoners

CHAPTER 10, Sec. 25.3.4: Supervised Community Confinement
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A MRSA, Section 3036-A
PURPOSE: Revision of existing rule. The purpose of the amendment is to address changes in eligibility standards for prisoner participation.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated parties: State adult facilities and community corrections prisoners sentenced to the Department

CHAPTER 11: Testing and Release of HIV Information
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5-A MRSA, Section 19023
PURPOSE: Revision of existing rule. The purpose of the amendment is to clarify to whom the department may release the results of HIV testing. Also to designate who may receive test results from county jails, as required by statute.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated parties: prisoners and county facilities

CHAPTER 15: Batterers' Intervention Program Certification
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A MRSA
PURPOSE: Revision. The purpose of the amendment is to revise standards for the certification of batterers' intervention programs.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated parties: batterers' intervention programs.


UMBRELLA/UNIT NUMBER: 03-208
AGENCY: State Parole Board
CONTACT PERSON: Ellis King, Correctional Planning Analyst, State House Station 111, Augusta, Maine 04333 (207) 287-4342, e-mail: Ellis.King@state.me.us

CHAPTER 1: State Parole Board
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A MRSA
PURPOSE: Revision. The purpose of the amendment is to revise standards for the State Parole Board.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated parties: State adult facilities and community corrections prisoners sentenced to the Department.

 


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