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Addressing adjudicative proceedings by state agencies (Wilson)

Requires a presiding officer for an internal state agency administrative hearing to issue final orders.
Requires an administrative law judge at the Office of Administrative Hearings to issue final orders.
Includes, in prohibited ex-parte communications, that a presiding officer must decide cases according to the agency head's unwritten policies.

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY LAW & JUSTICE COMMITTEE (First Substitute): Exempts the Public Employment Relations Commission from the requirements of the bill.

Hearing Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5211&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)