|(a) Parties, authorized representatives, witnesses, and other persons involved in a proceeding, hearing, or other matter under this chapter shall conduct themselves with proper dignity, courtesy, and respect for the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), Texas Education Agency staff, administrative law judge (ALJ), and all other participants. Disorderly conduct shall not be tolerated. The rules of the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) governing conduct and decorum under 1 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Part 7, Chapter 155 (relating to Rules of Procedure), shall also apply to matters referred to the SOAH. (b) Authorized representatives shall also observe any other standards of conduct applicable to the professional capacity in which they are appearing. (c) The presiding officer or ALJ may impose sanctions against a violator of this section, including barring the person from attending further proceedings. Sanctions allowed by the rules of the SOAH under 1 TAC, Part 7, Chapter 155, in SOAH proceedings may also be imposed by the chair in a proceeding before the SBEC.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §249.10 adopted to be effective March 31, 1999, 24 TexReg 2304; amended to be effective December 16, 2007, 32 TexReg 9112; amended to be effective December 19, 2011, 36 TexReg 8533