La. Admin. Code tit. 34, § V-3109 - Hearing; Record [Formerly LAC 34:I.3109]

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 3, March 20, 2022

A. Hearing
1. An opportunity shall be afforded all parties, aggrieved persons, or interested persons to respond and present evidence on all issues of fact involved and argument on all issues of law and policy involved and to conduct such cross-examination as may be required for a full and true disclosure of the facts.
2. The hearing officer may, in his discretion, request written views from a governmental body which will be directly affected by the outcome of the adjudicatory hearing and give such weight to the submission as the facts and law require. A copy of such written submission shall be provided to all parties, aggrieved persons, or interested persons participating in the adjudicatory proceeding.
3. Informal disposition may be made of any case of adjudication by stipulation, agreed settlement, consent order, or default.
B. Record
1. The record shall contain:
a. all pleadings, motions, intermediate rulings;
b. evidence received or considered or a rÉsumÉ thereof if not transcribed;
c. a statement of matters officially noticed except matters so obvious that statement of them would serve no useful purpose;
d. offers of proof, objections, and rulings thereon;
e. proposed findings and exceptions;
f. any decision, opinion, or report by the officer presiding at the hearing.
2. The hearing officer shall have all proceedings before him recorded electronically and may in his discretion, or shall upon written request of any party, aggrieved person, or interested person, cause to be made a full transcript of said proceedings.
a. The cost of a transcript shall be paid by the Division of Administration when the hearing officer elects upon his motion to transcribe the proceedings. In such event, any party, aggrieved person, or interested person requesting a copy shall be given a copy upon first paying the actual cost thereof or upon payment of the cost of a portion of the transcript if the request is for a particular portion of the transcript.
b. The cost of a transcript shall be paid by the party, aggrieved person, or interested person when a transcript is made at their request. Copies requested shall be paid for by the party, aggrieved person, interested person, or the hearing officer as the case may be.
3. Findings of fact made by the hearing officer shall be based exclusively on the evidence and on matters officially noticed.

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 34, § V-3109
Promulgated by the Office of the Governor, Division of Administration, Office of State Purchasing, LR 9:210 (April 1983), repromulgated LR 40:1366 (July 2014).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 39:1581.

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