SB970 - Replaces all state administrative institutions hearings with a new Office of Administrative Hearings
||Replaces all state administrative institutions hearings with a new Office of Administrative Hearings
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|LR Number:||3129S.04I ||Fiscal Note:||3129-04|
|Last Action:||02/23/00 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary Committee ||Journal page:|| |
|Effective Date:||January 1, 2001 |
SB 970 - This act replaces most administrative hearings held
by or within executive branch departments with a newly created
Office of Administrative Hearings, located within the Office of
Administration. Administrative hearings within the legislative
and judicial branches are exempted.
Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) are appointed by the
Governor. They then select a chief ALJ. Administrative Law
Judges would be compensated at 90% of an associate circuit judge.
The chief ALJ receives an additional $5,000. The chief ALJ is
responsible for setting hearing procedures and other rules.
Administrative Law Judges may not be employed to influence
the office for two years after termination. However, they may
practice law before another ALJ within those two years. All
current department procedures regarding hearings (evidence,
notice, limitations) still apply. All current references to the
Administrative Hearing Commission shall be interpreted to mean
this new office.
This act would become effective January 1, 2001.