Civil Action No. 01-cv-2299-PSF-BNB.
April 28, 2006
This matter is before me on the State Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (the "Motion"), filed September 20, 2005. I have construed the Motion as a motion for summary judgment. Minute Order issued October 3, 2005. The State Defendants argue that the plaintiff has not exhausted his administrative remedies. However, the State Defendants have not included in their Motion a copy of the grievance procedures that were in place at the time the plaintiff filed his grievances.
The State Defendants assert that a copy of the grievance procedure can be found on-line. However, the on-line version of the grievance procedure has an effective date of December 15, 2005. The plaintiff filed grievances regarding Claim I in May, June, and July of 2000. He filed grievances regarding Claim III in March and April of 2004. Therefore, the December 2005 grievance procedure is not applicable to the plaintiff's claims.
IT IS ORDERED that on or before May 10, 2006, the State Defendants shall provide the Court with authenticated copies of the grievance procedures that were in effect at the time the plaintiff filed his grievances.