Send your message about California's lethal injection rules

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On June 11, 2010, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) again proposed changes to the lethal injection procedures that had previously been released to the public for review twice, once in May 2009 and again in January 2010. The most recent changes came after the state agency that oversees the rulemaking process (the Office of Administrative Law) rejected the proposed regulations. Any member of the public may comment on the changes, whether or not that person commented on the proposed regulations before. The CDCR must read and respond to all relevant comments. This analysis is provided to assist interested members of the public in understanding how the proposed changes impact individuals and the state, and in drafting relevant public comments.
 Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or email. They must be received by June 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm PDT. Send comments to:
Mr. Timothy Lockwood Chief, Regulation and Policy Management Branch California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation P.O. Box 942883 Sacramento, CA 94283-0001 Email: Fax: (916) 255-5601


Comments should reference “Proposed Amendments to Title 15, Article 7.5, Sections 3349.” If you send your comment by mail, please also consider sending a copy by email to ensure it arrives by June 25 and you have a record. Comments should mention one of the changes the CDCR made to the procedures—discussed below. We encourage you to make as many additional points in your comment as you want, and include any relevant attachments.


                -- This is a 6-page PDF file (I don’t know where the “original”, presumably from CA state, might be posted)