Current through Reg. 46, No. 53; December 31, 2021
Except as provided in this chapter, and unless required for the disposition of
ex parte matters authorized by law, neither the hearing officer nor a
Commission member may communicate, directly or indirectly, in connection with
any issue of fact or law with a party or representative of a party, except on
notice and opportunity for all parties to participate.
(b) The hearing officer or a Commission
member may communicate concerning the case with an Agency employee who has not
participated in the hearing, but may do so only for the purpose of using the
special skills or knowledge of the Agency and its staff in evaluating the
(c) For purposes of this
section, the Agency is considered to be a party to the case.
Admin. Code §
The provisions of
this §819.197 adopted to be effective September 27, 2005, 30 TexReg 6065;
Register, Volume 41, Number 31, July 29, 2016, TexReg