21 NCAC 58A .0612         PRESIDING OFFICER

The Commission may designate any of its members to preside over the hearing in a contested case. When no designation is made, the Chairman of the Commission shall preside, or, in his or her absence, the Vice Chairman shall preside. The presiding officer shall rule on motions or other requests made in a contested case prior to the conduct of the hearing in that case except when the ruling on the motion would be dispositive of the case. When the ruling on a motion or request would be dispositive of the case, the presiding officer shall make no ruling and the motion or request shall be determined by a majority of the Commission.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 93A-3(c); 150B-40(b);

Eff. May 1, 1992;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2000;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 2019.