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1405.0800 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

At all hearings conducted pursuant to parts 1405.0200 to 1405.2800, all persons will be allowed and encouraged to participate without the necessity of intervening as parties. Such participation shall include, but not be limited to:

A.

Offering direct testimony with or without benefit of oath or affirmation and without the necessity of prefiling as required by part 1405.1900.

B.

Offering direct testimony or other material in written form at or following the hearing. However, testimony which is offered without benefit of oath or affirmation, or written testimony which is not subject to cross-examination, shall be given such weight as the administrative law judge deems appropriate.

C.

Questioning all persons testifying. Any person who wishes to cross-examine a witness but who does not want to ask questions orally, may submit questions in writing to the administrative law judge, who will then ask the questions of the witness. Questions may be submitted before or during the hearings.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 116C.66; 216E.16

History:

L 1984 c 640 s 32

Published Electronically:

August 21, 2007

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