(1) The commission shall meet six times per year or upon call of the chairperson, or at the written request of at least three members, the time or place to be designated by the person calling the meeting.

(2) The department shall provide a staff member to act as secretary of the commission. The staff member will keep general minutes of all commission meetings whether in person or by telephone conference call as a public record.

(3) A single commission member may issue an order in a proceeding before the commission which is of a purely procedural nature. For example, a single member of the commission may sign an order regarding a briefing schedule, or an order extending the time in which a party may file exceptions when both parties stipulate that such may be done.

(4) At the commission's discretion, it may choose to meet via electronic telecast that is available to the public.

History: 49-2-204, 49-3-106, MCA; IMP, 49 2-204, 49-2-205, 49-2-505, 49-2-511, 49-3-315, MCA; NEW, 1995 MAR p. 2264, Eff. 10/27/95; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 3201, Eff. 12/4/98; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 2636, Eff. 12/25/08.