|(a) Request to Docket Case form. A referring agency
shall file with SOAH a completed Request to Docket Case form for each
matter referred to SOAH.
(1) For contested cases, the Request to Docket Case
form shall be submitted together with the complaint, petition, application,
or other pertinent documents describing the agency action giving rise
to the case.
(2) For matters referred for alternative dispute resolution
or mediation evaluation, the Request for ADR form may be filed without
(b) Actions to be requested. A referring agency shall
request one of the following actions on the Request to Docket Case
(1) setting of a hearing;
(2) assignment of a judge; or
(3) an ADR process.
(c) Request for setting of hearing. If a referring
agency requests a setting of hearing, SOAH will attempt to set the
hearing on the date and time requested, but the setting will be based
on the availability of hearing rooms and judges. SOAH will provide
the agency with the date, time, and place of the setting.
(d) Request for assignment of judge. If a referring
agency requests assignment of a judge, SOAH will assign a judge to
handle the case.
(e) Request for ADR. If a referring agency requests
ADR, SOAH will assign a judge, mediator, or arbitrator to handle the
(f) Refusal of Request to Docket Case form. SOAH may
refuse to accept for filing a Request to Docket Case form that has
not been properly referred to SOAH or that does not substantially
conform to the filing procedures of this chapter.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §155.53 adopted to be effective November 26, 2008, 33 TexReg 9451; amended to be effective January 1, 2017, 41 TexReg 8593; amended to be effective November 29, 2020, 45 TexReg 8295