Louisiana Administrative Procedure Act
§957. Examination of evidence by agency
When in an adjudication proceeding a majority of the officials of the
agency who are to render the final decision have not heard the case or read the
record, or the proposed order is not prepared by a member of the agency, the
decision, if adverse to a party to the proceeding other than the agency itself,
shall not be made final until a proposed order 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. The proposed order shall be accompanied by a statement of the reasons
therefor and of the disposition of each issue of fact or law necessary to the
proposed order, prepared by the person who conducted the hearing or by one who
has read the record. No sanction shall be imposed or order be issued except upon
consideration of the whole record and as supported by and in accordance with the
reliable, probative, and substantial evidence. The parties by written
stipulation may waive, and the agency in the event there is no contest may
eliminate, compliance with this Section.
Acts 1966, No. 382,§ 7, eff. July 1, 1967.
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