On Thursday, the Board will vote on whether to formally propose this new chapter of the Minimum Standards, the regulations that govern the management of and conditions in the New York City jails, including Rikers Island. If the Board votes to propose the rules, the Board will publish the rules in the City Record and begin the Citywide Administrative Procedure Act (CAPA) rulemaking process, which is required for any new local rule. CAPA requires a public comment period of at least 30 days as well as a public hearing. If the Board votes to propose the rules, the public hearing would be held on December 2, 2019. During this time, there will be opportunity to make further amendments, as necessary. After 30 days and a public hearing, the Board will publish a final rule on its website and schedule a vote on whether to approve a final rule. After a vote to approve the final rule, the rule would go into effect 30 days thereafter.
More info on the Restrictive Housing Rulemaking process here.