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WAC 242-03-550

Motions—General requirements.

(1) A motion is an application for an order or ruling. Every motion shall be in writing, unless made during a hearing; shall state with particularity the grounds; and shall set forth the relief or order sought.
(2) The deadline for filing certain motions is established in the prehearing order. No written motion may be filed after the date specified in the order without written permission of the presiding officer which may be granted for good cause shown.
(3) Unless the prehearing order or other order in the case establishes a different deadline, a party served with a motion shall have ten days from the date of service of the motion to respond to it. The presiding officer may allow the moving party to reply to the response.
(4) A party filing a motion on a routine matter is encouraged to inform other parties and to indicate in the motion whether it is filed with the concurrence of other parties.
(5) A motion on procedural matters will generally be decided by the presiding officer without a hearing.
(6) The presiding officer, taking into consideration the complexity and finality of the issues raised in a motion, may, in the officer's discretion, schedule a telephonic hearing for argument of the motion to the board or may defer consideration of the motion until the hearing on the merits.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(7). WSR 11-13-109, § 242-03-550, filed 6/21/11, effective 7/22/11.]
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