Regulation and Policy Management Branch
Adult Institutions, Programs and Parole Regulations

Pending Changes to Department Rules

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Final adoption of proposed regulations occurs following compliance with the public review provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act and filing with the Secretary of State. Regulations adopted under the emergency/operational necessity provisions of the Penal Code are in effect on a temporary basis pending completion of this process.

Pending Changes to Department Rules:


Title: Inmate Religious Personal Items and Sanctuaries (NCR 15-03)
Section(s): 3000 and 3213
Notification Date: May 22, 2015
Public Hearing Date: July 15, 2015


Title: Prison Rape Elimination Act (NCR 15-07)
Section(s): 3084.9, 3323, 3335, 3401.5 and 3401.6
Notification Date: September 11, 2015
Public Hearing Date: November 4, 2015


Title: Level IV 180/270 Housing Criteria (NCR 15-08)
Section(s): 3375.1(a)(4)(A) Through 3375.1(a)(4)(D) and 3377.
Notification Date: October 2, 2015
Temporary Effective Date: September 15, 2015
Public Hearing Date: November 20, 2015


Title: Funds Enclosed In Correspondence NCR 15-09)
Section(s): 3140
Notification Date: October 9, 2015
Public Hearing Date: December 2, 2015


Title: Lethal Injection (NCR 15-10)
Section(s): 3349, 3349.1, 3349.2, 3349.3, 3349.4, 3349.5, 3349.6, 3349.7, 3349.8, and 3349.9
Notification Date: November 6, 2015
Public Hearing Date: January 22, 2016


Title: Inmate Discipline (NCR 15-11)
Section(s): 3310, 3317, 3317.1, and 3317.2
Notification Date: December 25, 2015
Public Hearing Date: February 16, 2016

  • NCR 15-11 Inmate Discipline
    (Includes Notice of Change to Regulations; Notice of Proposed Regulations; Text of Proposed Regulation; Initial Statement of Reasons; and applicable forms and/or documents)

Title: Searches And Inspections (NCR 15-12)
Section(s): 3173.2
Notification Date: January 8, 2016
Public Hearing Date: February 29, 2016


Title: Modified Program Definition (NCR 16-01)
Section(s): 3000
Notification Date: January 15, 2016
Public Hearing Date: March 3, 2016


Title: Inmate Mail & Publications (NCR 16-02)
Section(s): 3134.1 and 3136
Notification Date: March 11, 2016
Public Hearing Date: April 27, 2016

  • NCR 16-02 Inmate Mail & Publications
    (Includes Notice of Change to Regulations; Notice of Proposed Regulations; Text of Proposed Regulation; Initial Statement of Reasons; and applicable forms and/or documents)

Title: Long Term Offender Program (NCR 16-03)
Section(s): 3000; 3040.1, 3040.2, 3041, 3041.3, 3043.6, and 3379
Notification Date: March 11, 2016
Public Hearing Date: May 5, 2016

  • NCR 16-03 Long Term Offender Program
    (Includes Notice of Change to Regulations; Notice of Proposed Regulations; Text of Proposed Regulation; Initial Statement of Reasons; and applicable forms and/or documents)


Title: Cellular Telephone Accessories and Inmate (NCR 16-04)
Section(s):3000, 3006, and 3323
Notification Date: April 15, 2016
Public Hearing Date: May 5, 2016


Title: Substance Abuse Treatment Referrals and Administrative Determinants (NCR 16-05)
Section(s): 3315, and 3375.2
Notification Date: April 15, 2016
Public Hearing Date: June 8, 2016


Title: Alternative Custody Program (NCR 16-06)
Section(s): 3000, 3078.1, 3078.2, 3078.3, and 3078.4
Notification Date: April 15, 2016
Public Hearing Date: June 10, 2016

  • NCR 16-06 Alternative Custody Program
    (Includes Notice of Change to Regulations; Notice of Proposed Regulations; Text of Proposed Regulation; Initial Statement of Reasons; and applicable forms and/or documents)