24.8.722    PLACE OF HEARING

(1) The hearing officer shall hold contested case hearings in the county where the unlawful conduct is alleged to have occurred, unless a party requests a change of venue for good cause shown. The hearing officer may change venue for the hearing of a contested case upon the entry of a default against a respondent, to expedite hearing, or otherwise to provide for a fair hearing upon good cause which appears of record.

(2) The hearing officer may require a party to make arrangements for a suitable place of hearing and bear the cost of facilities to conduct the hearing.

History: 49-2-204, 49-3-106, MCA; IMP, 49-2-505, 49-3-315, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 2636, Eff. 12/25/08.