§ 131.102. Oral argument.

 (a)  The judge, with notice to the parties, may require oral argument at any time before or after the close of the evidentiary record. A party may request oral argument at any time prior to the submission of the parties proposed findings of fact, proposed conclusions of law or brief. If no proposed findings of fact, proposed conclusions of law or brief are filed, a party may request oral argument prior to the close of the evidentiary record.

 (b)  Subsection (a) supersedes 1 Pa. Code § §  35.204, 35.214 and 35.221 (relating to oral argument before presiding officer; oral argument on exceptions; and briefs and oral argument in absence of proposed report).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  131.102 amended under sections 401.1 and 435(a) and (c) of the Workers’ Compensation Act (77 P. S. § §  710 and 991(a) and (c)); section 2205 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  565); and section 414 of The Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act (77 P. S. §  1514).

Source

   The provisions of this §  131.102 adopted March 29, 1991, effective March 30, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 1401; amended December 6, 2002, effective December 7, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 6043. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (289738).

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  131.111 (relating to decision of judges).



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