33-601.101: Incentive Gain Time
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The current rule has unnecessary and redundant language in it that is difficult to understand. The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to strike the redundant language and provide clarity to the rule.
SUMMARY: The proposed rule strikes language that is unnecessary and redundant.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:
The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the agency.
The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: the rule change only affects the internal operations of the Department and clarifies the language of a rule. It would not have an impact on small business or the private sector; thus, the rule is not expected to require legislative ratification.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 944.09, 944.275, 944.281 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 944.09, 944.275, 944.281 FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Laura Gallagher, 501 S. Calhoun Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500.
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
33-601.101 Incentive Gain Time.
(1) through (6) No change.
(7) Educational achievement incentive gain time. Upon notification by the education supervisor or regional education program administrator of a recommendation by the Bureau of Institutional Programs, the department shall apply a one time award of 60 additional days of incentive gain time to an inmate who is otherwise eligible and who has successfully completed requirements for and is awarded a general education development certificate or vocational certificate. In order to be eligible for the gain time award, the general education development certificate or vocational certificate must be issued by the Florida Department of Education or the program issuing the certificate must be approved by the Bureau of Institutional Programs in advance of the inmate’s enrollment. Inmates assigned to community facilities who earn a general education development certificate or vocational certificate in an on site educational program operated by an outside vendor or provider (state community college, vocational technical center or private institution) who is approved in advance by the Bureau of Institutional Programs
an outsider who is approved by shall be recommended by the regional educational program administrator for incentive gain time for educational achievement. Under no circumstances may an inmate receive more than 60 days gain time for educational attainment pursuant to this section.
(8) No change.
Rulemaking Authority 944.09, 944.275, 944.281 FS. Law Implemented 944.09, 944.275, 944.281, 944.801(3)(i)5. FS. History– New 2-26-80, Amended 1-12-83, 1-31-85, 10-7-85, Formerly 33-11.065, Amended 4-28-87, 7-12-89, 7-17-90, 10-16-90, 10-14-91, 2-17-93, 4-17-94, 7-17-94, 4-21-96, 6-1-97, 10-7-97, 3-11-98, 5-12-98, 7-9-98, 9-17-98, Formerly 33-11.0065, Amended 7-15-09, 4-19-10,_________.