Date of Adoption: February 21, 2002.
Purpose: The purpose of the rule is to eliminate the requirement that the parties file a note for hearing when motions are filed.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 371-08-450.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.21B.170.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-20-019 on September 24, 2001.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making:
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Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
February 21, 2002
Robert V. Jensen
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-15-003, filed 7/3/96, effective 8/3/96)
WAC 371-08-450 Motions. (1) An application to the board for an order shall be by motion which, unless made during a hearing, shall be in writing, state with particularity the grounds therefor and set forth the relief sought. Each written motion shall have appended to it the order which the motion seeks.
(2) For motions for continuance or for schedule changes, or other motions that are likely to be uncontested, the moving party shall affirmatively seek the stipulation of all parties and present a stipulated order wherever possible.
(3) If the motion is contested, any party may request that
the board hold a motion hearing. The presiding officer will
decide whether or not a motion hearing will be held and notify
the parties accordingly. At a motion hearing, the board will
consider the arguments of the parties but will not take evidence.
Unless a motion hearing is requested by one or more parties, or
the board independently sets a motion hearing date, the board
will normally decide the motion exclusively on the parties'
written submissions. ((
Where any party requests a motion
hearing, that party shall procure from the hearing coordinator an
available date for the motion hearing and prepare a note that
sets the time, date and location of the motion hearing. The
moving party shall note the motion for hearing on a date deemed
by the hearing coordinator to be available for that purpose. The
motion, order and note for motion hearing shall then be filed and
served. Where the hearing coordinator specifies that the motion
hearing shall be telephonic)) If a motion hearing is set by the
presiding officer and is to be held by phone, the moving party
shall originate the telephonic hearing conference call.
(4) Unless a scheduling letter or order provides otherwise, the following schedule governs all written motions (including any supporting affidavits, memoranda of law, or other documentation):
(a) All responses to any motion shall be filed and served ten days from the date the motion is received. The moving party shall then have seven days from receipt of the response to file and serve a reply.
(b) In cases where the moving party requests a motion hearing, all dispositive motions shall be filed and served not later than twenty-eight days before the motion hearing.
(c) All dispositive motions shall be filed and served not later than forty-five days before the secondary hearing date, or, if no secondary date applies, the primary hearing date, unless the presiding officer by order allows otherwise.
(d) In exigent or exceptional circumstances, a party may at any time request the board to modify the above schedules by requesting a scheduling conference (which may be telephonic) with the presiding officer.
(5) The board will decide a motion on the written record unless the presiding officer orders a motion hearing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21B.170. 96-15-003, § 371-08-450, filed 7/3/96, effective 8/3/96.]