§ 63-17-95. Hearings; conduct; decisions.
- All parties whose rights may be affected at any hearing before the commission shall have the right to appear personally and by counsel, to cross-examine witnesses appearing against them, and to produce evidence and witnesses in their own behalf. The commission shall make and keep a record of each such hearing and shall provide a transcript thereof to any interested party upon his request and at his expense. Testimony taken at all such hearings shall be taken either stenographically or by machine.
- Witnesses who testify at any hearing before the commission shall testify under oath. The form of the oath or affirmation shall be in the form or to the effect following: "You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that the evidence you shall give as a witness at this hearing shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; so help you God."
- Any member of the commission may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses testifying before the commission.
- The commission shall prescribe its rules of order or procedure in hearings or other proceedings before it. However, such rules of order or procedure shall not be in conflict or contrary to the provisions of law governing hearings before the commission, and appeals therefrom.
- All decisions of the commission with respect to the hearings shall be incorporated into orders of the commission and spread upon its minutes.
- The commission may apply to the chancery court of the county or to the chancery court of the judicial district of the county, or to any chancellor of any such court in vacation, to which its order is appealable under the provisions of Section 63-17-99 for the enforcement of such order by injunction.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, § 8071.7-07, Laws, 1970, ch. 478, § 7; Laws, 1977, ch. 411, § 3; reenacted, 1983, ch. 344, § 23; reenacted without change, 1991, ch. 305, § 23, eff from and after July 1, 1991.