91-9  Contested cases; notice; hearing; records.  (a)  Subject to section 91-8.5, in any contested case, all parties shall be afforded an opportunity for hearing after reasonable notice.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 91-9

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.

     (b)  The notice shall include a statement of:

     (1)  The date, time, place, and nature of hearing;

     (2)  The legal authority under which the hearing is to be held;

     (3)  The particular sections of the statutes and rules involved;

     (4)  An explicit statement in plain language of the issues involved and the facts alleged by the agency in support thereof; provided that if the agency is unable to state such issues and facts in detail at the time the notice is served, the initial notice may be limited to a statement of the issues involved, and thereafter upon application a bill of particulars shall be furnished;

     (5)  The fact that any party may retain counsel if the party so desires and the fact that an individual may appear on the individual’s own behalf, or a member of a partnership may represent the partnership, or an officer or authorized employee of a corporation or trust or association may represent the corporation, trust, or association.

     (c)  Opportunities shall be afforded all parties to present evidence and argument on all issues involved.

     (d)  Any procedure in a contested case may be modified or waived by stipulation of the parties and informal disposition may be made of any contested case by stipulation, agreed settlement, consent order, or default.

     (e)  For the purpose of agency decisions, the record shall include:

     (1)  All pleadings, motions, intermediate rulings;

     (2)  Evidence received or considered, including oral testimony, exhibits, and a statement of matters officially noticed;

     (3)  Offers of proof and rulings thereon;

     (4)  Proposed findings and exceptions;

     (5)  Report of the officer who presided at the hearing;

     (6)  Staff memoranda submitted to members of the agency in connection with their consideration of the case.

     (f)  It shall not be necessary to transcribe the record unless requested for purposes of rehearing or court review.

     (g)  No matters outside the record shall be considered by the agency in making its decision except as provided herein.