Title 42
State Affairs and Government

Chapter 35
Administrative Procedures

R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-11

§ 42-35-11. Examination of evidence by agency.

(a) Whenever in a contested case a majority of the officials of the agency who are to render the final decision have not heard the case or read the record, the decision, if adverse to a party to the proceeding other than the agency itself, shall not be made until a proposal for decision is served upon the parties, and an opportunity is afforded to each party adversely affected to file exceptions and present briefs and oral argument to the officials who are to render the decision.

(b) The proposal for decision shall contain a statement of reasons and include the determination of each issue of fact or law necessary to the proposed decision, prepared by the person who conducted the hearing or one who has read the record. The parties by written stipulation may waive compliance with this section.

History of Section.
G.L. 1956, § 42-35-11; P.L. 1962, ch. 112, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 340, § 35.