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Department of Corrections
1998-99 Regulatory Agenda


201 - The Department
208 - State Parole Board

03-201 - Department of Corrections
Policy, Legislation and Information Services
Denise Lord, Director
State House Station 111
Augusta, Maine 04333

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE PREVIOUS REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 1998-99 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 10: Section 15.1, Client 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 clients.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated parties: Adult and juvenile offenders sentenced to the Department.

CHAPTER 10: Section 9.15, Client Drug Testing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A-MRSA SECTION 1402
PURPOSE: Revision of existing rule. The purpose of the amendment is to simplify the procedures for both adult and juvenile client drug testing.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall/Winter adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated parties: Adult and juvenile offenders sentenced to the Department.

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

CHAPTER 10: Section 6.6, Restitution
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A, section 1402
PURPOSE: Revision of existing rule. The purpose of the amendment is to make the existing rule consistent with recent statutory changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Benefited parties: victims. Regulated parties: prisoners.

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

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

CHAPTER 11: Contingency Plan for 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 a recent statute.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Fall adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Regulated parties: prisoners and county facilities.

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.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring adoption.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Benefited parties: juveniles. Regulated parties: county jails.

CHAPTER: 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: Section 25.3.4, Supervised Community Confinement
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34-A, section 3036-A
PURPOSE: Revision of existing rule. 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.


03-208 - State Parole Board
Nancy A. Downs
111 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333 EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE PREVIOUS REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 1998-99 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY: None.


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