§ 491a.9. Prehearing and other conferences.
(a) A prehearing conference may be scheduled by the Board or presiding officer at his discretion. The Board or a presiding officer may also schedule a prehearing conference at the request of one party or by agreement of the parties.
(b) When the Board or presiding officer directs that a prehearing conference be held, all parties shall appear at the time and place designated. Notice of the time and place of the conference will be given to all parties. At the discretion of the Board or presiding officer, the conferences may be conducted telephonically or by video conference.
(c) The following matters will be considered at a prehearing conference:
(1) The possibilities for settlement of the proceeding, subject to the approval of the Board.
(2) The amount of hearing time which will be required to dispose of the proceeding and the establishment of a schedule of hearing dates.
(3) Other matters that may aid in expediting the orderly conduct and disposition of the proceeding and the furtherance of the public interest, including, but not limited to:
(i) The simplification of the issues.
(ii) The exchange and acceptance of service of exhibits proposed to be offered in evidence.
(iii) The obtaining of admissions as to, or stipulations of, facts not remaining in dispute, or the authenticity of documents.
(iv) The number of witnesses and any limitation imposed thereon.
(v) The discovery or production of data.
(vi) Other matters as may properly be dealt with to aid in expediting the orderly conduct and disposition of the proceeding.
(d) This section supplements 1 Pa. Code § § 35.11135.116 (relating to prehearing conferences).
The provisions of this § 491a.9 amended July 10, 2009, effective July 11, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 3446. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (331581).
This section cited in 58 Pa. Code § 441a.7 (relating to licensing hearings for slot machine licenses).
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