Hawaii Administrative Rules
Subchapter 8 - ORAL TESTIMONY
Section 16-110-70 - Oral testimony

Universal Citation: HI Admin Rules 16-110-70

Current through February, 2024

(a) The board shall accept oral testimony on any item which is on the agenda, provided that the testimony shall be subject to the following conditions:

(1) Each person seeking to present oral testimony is requested to notify the board not later than forty-eight hours before the meeting, and at that time, to state the item on which testimony is to be presented;

(2) The board may request that any person providing oral testimony submit the remarks, or a summary of the remarks, in writing to the board;

(3) The board may rearrange the items on the agenda for the purpose of providing for the most efficient and convenient presentation of oral testimony;

(4) Persons presenting oral testimony at the beginning of the testimony shall identify themselves and the organization, if any, that they represent;

(5) The board may limit oral testimony to a specified time period but in no case shall the period be less than five minutes, and the person testifying shall be informed prior to the commencement of the testimony of the time constraints to be imposed; and

(6) The board may refuse to hear any testimony which is irrelevant, immaterial, or unduly repetitious to the agenda item on which it is presented.

(b) Nothing in this section shall require the board to hear or receive any oral or documentary evidence from a person on any matter which is the subject of another proceeding pending subject to the hearings relief, declaratory relief, or rule relief provisions of chapter 16-201.

(c) Nothing in this section shall prevent the board from soliciting oral remarks from persons present at the meeting or from inviting persons to make presentations to the board on any particular matter on the board's agenda.

The amended version of this Section by Hawaii Administrative Rules Listing of Filings, 2015-01, February, eff.2/28/2015 is not yet available.

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