73B-20.016. Continuances  

Effective on Monday, August 5, 2019
  • 1(1) The appeals referee shall, upon request of a party or upon the referee’s own motion, continue a hearing for good cause.

    23(2) Requests for continuance shall state the reasons therefor and must be made either in writing prior to the hearing or orally on the record at the hearing. A party may request a continuance prior to the hearing by completing the Request for Continuance form (DEO-A200(E) (English), Office of Appeals Request for Continuance, 11/18, 77https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-10846; 79DEO-A200(S) (Spanish), Oficina de Apelaciones Solicitud de Aplazamiento, 11/18, 88https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-10847; 90DEO-A200(C) (Creole), Biwo 93Apèl Demann Pou Kontinyasyon, 11/18, 98https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-10848100), 101incorporated herein by reference, available at www.floridajobs.org/RAforms. A continuance request may be submitted by email, Deoappeals.magistrate@deo.myflorida.com; facsimile (FAX), (850)617-6504; courier service or in person, Caldwell Building, MSC #347, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee FL 32399-4143; mail, P.O. Box 5250, Tallahassee, FL 32399-5250; 143or online via the CONNECT system.

    149(3) Upon receipt of a continuance request prior to the scheduled date of the hearing, the appeals referee or appeals magistrate shall immediately consider it and provide written notice of the ruling to the parties.

    184(a) If granted, the appeals referee or appeals magistrate shall notify the parties of the rescheduled hearing date in the manner prescribed by these rules.

    209(b) If denied, the appeals referee shall proceed in accordance with these rules.

    222(c) If it does not appear that the parties will receive the written ruling on the request prior to the scheduled date of the hearing, the referee shall, nevertheless, mail the ruling or provide electronic notice via the parties’ CONNECT inbox, but also convene the hearing and notify any parties in attendance of the ruling. If the request is granted, the referee shall adjourn; if it is denied, the referee shall proceed.

    294(4) If a continuance request is made during the course of a hearing, the appeals referee shall enter the ruling on the motion into the record and then proceed or adjourn.

    325(5) If subsequent to hearing, but prior to rendition of decision, the appeals referee or appeals magistrate decides that additional hearing is necessary, the parties shall be so advised in writing.

    356Rulemaking Authority 358443.012(11) FS. 360Law Implemented 362443.151(4)(a), 363(b), (d) FS. History–New 5-22-80, Formerly 38E-5.16, 38E-5.016, 37160BB-5.016, 372Amended 9-8-15, 8-5-19.