01-026 C.M.R. ch. 70, § 17 - Record

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

A. Record. In an adjudicatory proceeding, the Board shall make a record consisting of:
1. All applications, pleadings, motions, preliminary and interlocutory rulings and orders;
2. Evidence received or considered;
3. A statement of facts officially noticed;
4. Offers of proof, objections and rulings thereon;
5. Proposed findings and exceptions, if any;
6. The recommended decision, opinion or report, if any, by the presiding officer;
7. The decision of the Board; and
8. All staff memoranda submitted to the members of the Board or other presiding officers by Board staff in connection with their consideration of the case, except memoranda of counsel to the Board.
B. Hearings recorded. The Board shall record all hearings in a form susceptible to transcription. Portions of the record as required and specified in subsection A may be included in the recording. The Board shall transcribe the recording when necessary for the prosecution of an appeal.
C. Record; copies. The Board shall make a copy of the record, including recordings made pursuant to subsection B available at its principal place of operation, for inspection by any person during normal business hours; and shall make copies of the record, copies of recordings or transcriptions of recordings available to any person at actual cost. Not withstanding the provisions of this subsection, the Board shall withhold, obliterate or otherwise prevent the dissemination of any portions of the record which are made confidential by state or federal statute, but shall do so in the least restrictive manner feasible.
D. Decision on the record. All material, including records, reports and documents in the possession of the Board, of which it desires to avail itself as evidence in making a decision, shall be offered and made a part of the record and no other factual information or evidence shall be considered in rendering a decision.
E. Documentary evidence. Documentary evidence may be incorporated in the record by reference when the materials so incorporated are made available for examination by the parties before being received in evidence.

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01-026 C.M.R. ch. 70, § 17

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