Inmate calling rates, 22.19(8)
Amended Notice of Intended Action
Providing for a public hearing on rule making related to inmate calling rates
The Notice of Intended Action published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on March 14, 2018, as ARC 3674C, proposes to amend Chapter 22, "Service Supplied by Telephone Utilities," Iowa Administrative Code. In order to receive oral comments concerning ARC 3674C, the Utilities Board hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held as follows:
July 10, 2018
Board Hearing Room
1 to 3 p.m.
1375 E. Court Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.
Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 17A.4, 17A.7, 476.2 and 476.91.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 476.91.
Purpose and Summary
The proposed rule making in ARC 3674C implements rate caps on charges that may be assessed to inmates in Iowa correctional facilities and their families for local and intrastate telephone calls.
The Board issued an order commencing rule making on February 9, 2018. The order is available on the Board's electronic filing system, efs.iowa.gov, under Docket No. RMU-2017-0004.
The Notice of Intended Action is being amended to include a public hearing date and time.
Fiscal Impact, Jobs Impact, Waivers
Statements related to the fiscal impact, jobs impact, and waiver of this rule making may be found in the preamble of ARC 3674C.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).