CDCR’s submission of its lethal injection regulations are part of the rulemaking process pursuant to the state’s Administrative Procedure Act, and pursuant to the stipulation in Winchell and Alexander v. Beard. CDCR submitted on October 27, 2015, its notice of proposed adoption of lethal injection regulations for publication in the Office of Administrative Law’s California Regulatory Notice Register. The OAL published it in its register on November 6, 2015.
Any member of the public, including inmates, may participate in the adoption of state regulations to ensure that regulations are clear, necessary and legally valid. The rulemaking process mandates a minimum 45-day initial public comment period. CDCR established a 75-day public comment period that is open until 5 p.m. on January 22, 2016.
Members of the public may review the rulemaking file by visiting the following link:
1515 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Any person, including inmates, may submit public comments about the proposed regulations:
Regulation and Policy Management Branch
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-001
You may also contact Albert Rivas, Deputy Chief, Office of External Affairs at (916) 445-4950 or by email atCal_Externalaffairs@cdcr.ca.gov