14.61 FINAL DECISION IN CONTESTED CASE.
Subdivision 1. Filing of exceptions.
In all contested cases the decision of the officials of the
agency who are to render the final decision shall not be made until the report of the administrative
law judge as required by sections
, has been made available to parties to the
proceeding for at least ten days and an opportunity has been afforded to each party adversely
affected to file exceptions and present argument to a majority of the officials who are to render the
decision. This section does not apply to a contested case under which the report or order of the
administrative law judge constitutes the final decision in the case.
Subd. 2. Closure of record.
In all contested cases where officials of the agency render the
final decision, the contested case record must close upon the filing of any exceptions to the report
and presentation of argument under subdivision 1 or upon expiration of the deadline for doing so.
The agency shall notify the parties and the presiding administrative law judge of the date when
the hearing record closed. In all contested cases where the report or order of the administrative
law judge constitutes the final decision in the case, the hearing record must close as ordered in
writing by the presiding administrative law judge.
History: 1957 c 806 s 10; 1975 c 380 s 7; 1982 c 424 s 130; 1984 c 640 s 32; 1995 c
264 art 9 s 1; 2002 c 251 s 3