Hawaii Administrative Rules
Title 18 - DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION
Chapter 231 - ADMINISTRATION OF TAXES
Section 18-231-91-11 - Communications with the director or presiding officers
Current through August, 2023
(a) No person shall communicate with the director or presiding officer regarding matters to be decided by the director or presiding officer in any agency appeal with the intent, or the appearance of the intent, to influence the decision of the director or presiding officer, unless all of the parties to the proceedings are given notice of communication and an opportunity to also communicate with the director or presiding officer.
(b) If a communication is made privately with the presiding officer in violation of subsection (a), the presiding officer shall disclose the communication to all parties on the record of the proceedings and afford all parties an opportunity to respond to, refute, or otherwise comment on the ex parte communication.
[Eff 11/30/14] (Auth: HRS §§ 91-2, 231-3(9)) (Imp: HRS §§ 91-9, 231-91)