In conjunction with the powers of administrative law judges prescribed by G.S. 150B-33 and G.S. 150B-34, the administrative law judge shall perform the following duties, consistent with law:

(1)           Hear and rule on motions;

(2)           Grant or deny continuances;

(3)           Issue orders regarding prehearing matters, including directing the appearance of the parties at a prehearing conference;

(4)           Examine witnesses when deemed necessary to make a complete record and to aid in the full development of material facts in the case;

(5)           Make preliminary, interlocutory, or other orders as deemed appropriate;

(6)           Grant dismissal when the case or any part thereof has become moot or for other reasons;

(7)           Order the State of North Carolina, when it is the losing party as determined by the presiding Administrative Law Judge, to reimburse the filing fee to the petitioner; and

(8)           Apply sanctions in accordance with Rule .0114 of this Section.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 7A-751(a); 8C-1, Rule 614; 150B-23.2; 150B-33; 150B-34;

Eff. August 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2001; February 1, 1994; November 1, 1987;

Emergency Amendment Eff. October 1, 2009;

Temporary Amendment Eff. December 1, 2009;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2010;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2012;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2012;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 23, 2016.