Haw. Code R. § 16-97-42 - Oral testimony

Current through February, 2022

(a) The board shall accept oral testimony on any item which is on the agenda, provided that the testimony shall be subject to the following conditions:
(1) Each person seeking to present oral testimony shall so notify the board not later than forty-eight hours prior to the meeting, and at that time shall state the item on which testimony is to be presented;
(2) The board may request that any person providing oral testimony submit the remarks, or a summary of the remarks, in writing to the board;
(3) The board may rearrange the items on the agenda for the purpose of providing for the most efficient and convenient presentation of oral testimony;
(4) Persons presenting oral testimony shall, at the beginning of the testimony, identify themselves and the organization, if any, that they represent;
(5) The board may limit oral testimony to a specified time period but in no case shall the period be less than five minutes, and the person testifying shall be informed prior to the commencement of the testimony of the time constraints to be imposed; and
(6) The board may refuse to hear any testimony which is irrelevant, immaterial or unduly repetitious to the agenda item on which it is presented.
(b) Nothing in this section shall require the board to hear or receive any oral or documentary evidence from a person on any matter which is the subject of another proceeding pending subject to the hearings relief, declaratory relief or rule relief provisions of chapter 16-201.
(c) Nothing in this section shall prevent the board from soliciting oral remarks from persons present at the meeting or from inviting persons to make presentations to the board on any particular matter on the board's agenda.


Haw. Code R. § 16-97-42
[Eff and comp 2/18/86; comp 8/25/88; comp 10/23/00; comp 3/14/11] (Auth: HRS § 463-3) (Imp: HRS § 92-3)

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