§ 5.414. Offers of proof.
(a) An offer of proof may be requested when opposing counsel contends the witness is not competent to testify to the subject matter or that the evidence to be offered is inadmissible. An offer of proof also may be made when the presiding officer has sustained an objection to the admission of testimony or tangible evidence. If the proffered evidence is tangible, it shall be marked for identification and shall constitute the offer of proof. If the proffered evidence is oral testimony, the offer of proof shall consist of a summary of the evidence which counsel contends would be adduced by the testimony. The presiding officer may also request a statement of the basis for admissibility of the evidence.
(b) Subsection (a) supersedes 1 Pa. Code § 35.190(b) (relating to appeals to agency head from rulings of presiding officers).
The provisions of this § 5.414 adopted October 12, 1984, effective January 1, 1985, 14 Pa.B. 3819.
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