presiding officer at each hearing shall regulate the course of the
(b) To the extent
necessary for full disclosure of all relevant facts and issues, the presiding
officer shall afford to all parties the opportunity to respond, present
evidence and argument, conduct cross-examination, and submit rebuttal
(c) Upon the request of
the respondent, the presiding officer may conduct all or part of the hearing by
telephone or other electronic means, if each participant in the hearing has an
opportunity to participate in the entire proceeding while it is taking
(d) The presiding officer
shall cause the hearing to be recorded at the commission's expense. The
commission shall not be required to prepare a transcript at its expense.
Subject to any reasonable conditions that the presiding officer may establish,
any party may cause a person other than the commission to prepare a transcript
of the proceedings.
hearing shall be open to public observation, except for deliberations and parts
that the presiding officer states are to be closed pursuant to a provision of
law expressly authorizing closure.