33-503.001: Chaplaincy Services
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to define religious publications. Religious publications are defined to include sacred texts, prayer books and devotional literature.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Religious publications.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 944.09, 944.11, 944.803 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 20.315, 90.505, 944.09, 944.11 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Jamie Leigh Jordan, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:
33-503.001 Chaplaincy Services.
(1) through (12) No change.
(13) Religious Publications.
(a) Inmates shall have access to religious publications through the chapel or institutional library or as provided through the Chaplain.
(b) The Chaplain shall assist inmates in obtaining personal copies of religious books and periodicals, subject to rules of the Department of Corrections and the local institution.
(c) Religious publications shall include the following:
1. Sacred texts – defined as the primary religious documents from which the standards of the faith are derived.
2. Prayer books – defined as the instructional material, prayers and liturgies for the observation of holy rituals, services and personal devotion;
3. Devotional literature – defined as religious commentary, personal instruction in the faith, and sermon type material.
Specific Authority 944.09, 944.11, 944.803 FS. Law Implemented 20.315, 90.505, 944.09, 944.11 FS. History–New 1-6-82, Formerly 33-3.14, 33-3.014, Amended 10-18-01, 1-9-03, 2-25-08,_________.