38.2.3905 CONTACT BETWEEN PARTIES AND COMMISSION
(1) The commission declares its policy to be that after the giving of notice on a complaint, petition or application in a contested formal proceeding, or after notice of a tariff filing has been given and prior to the issuance of a final order thereon, no parties to the proceeding, or their counsel, shall discuss the merits of such matter or proceeding with the commissioners, or with the examiner involved, unless reasonable notice is given to all parties who have appeared therein, to enable such parties to be present at the conference.
(2) When, after notice and prior to the issuance of a final order, letters from parties are directed to the commission, or any member of its staff, regarding a formal proceeding, copies of such letters shall be mailed to all parties of record and proof of such service furnished to the commission.
History: 69-3-103, 69-2-101, 69-12-201(2) and 69-1-110(3), MCA; IMP, 69-2-101, MCA; NEW, 1977 MAR p. 1200, Eff. 12/24/77.