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: Use of Security Modules (NCR 15-02)
Section(s): 3000 and 3268.2
Notification Date: May 22, 2015
Public Hearing Date: July 14, 2015

  • NCR 15-02, Use of Security Modules
    (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: 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

  • NCR 15-10, Lethal Injection
    (Includes Notice of Change to Regulations; Notice of Proposed Regulations; Text of Proposed Regulation; Initial Statement of Reasons; and applicable forms and/or documents)


  • NOTE: The document posted above has been amended to correct an error. On page 3 of the Initial Statement of Reasons, under the heading “Consideration of Alternatives” the chemical Methohexital was originally listed and has been removed. This chemical was listed in this section erroneously and is not one of the chemicals authorized for use in the lethal injection protocol.

  • Notice Of Extension Of Written Public Comment Period

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

  • NCR 15-12 Searches And Inspections
    (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: Modified Program Definition (NCR 16-01)
Section(s): 3000
Notification Date: January 15, 2016
Public Hearing Date: March 3, 2016

  • NCR 16-01 Modified Program Definition
    (Includes Notice of Change to Regulations; Notice of Proposed Regulations; Text of Proposed Regulation; Initial Statement of Reasons; and applicable forms and/or documents)