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PDFWAC 391-08-310

Subpoenas—Form—Issuance to parties.

(1) Every subpoena shall:
(a) State the name of the agency as: State of Washington, public employment relations commission;
(b) State the title of the proceeding and case number; and
(c) Identify the party causing issuance of the subpoena.
(2) Every subpoena shall command the person to whom it is directed to attend and give testimony or produce designated books, documents, or things under his or her control at the time and place set for the hearing, except no subpoena shall be issued or given effect to require the attendance and testimony of, or the production of evidence by, any member of the commission or any member of the agency staff in any proceeding before the agency.
(3) Subpoenas may be issued by the commission or its presiding officer:
(a) On the request of counsel or other representative authorized to practice before the agency; or
(b) On the request of a party not represented by counsel or other representative authorized to practice before the agency, but may then be conditioned upon a showing of general relevance and reasonable scope of the testimony or evidence sought.
(4) Subpoenas may be issued by attorneys under the authority conferred upon them by RCW 34.05.446(1).
(5) A subpoena may be served by any suitable person over eighteen years of age, by exhibiting and reading it to the witness, or by giving him or her a copy of the subpoena, or by leaving a copy of the subpoena at the place of his or her abode. When service is made by any person other than an officer authorized to serve process, proof of service shall be made by affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury.
(6) The party which issues or requests issuance of a subpoena shall pay the fees and allowances and the cost of producing records required to be produced by subpoena.
(a) Witness fees, mileage, and allowances for meals and lodging shall be at the rates and terms allowed by the superior court for Thurston County.
(b) Witnesses shall be entitled to payment in advance for their fees for one day's attendance, together with mileage for traveling to and returning from the place where they are required to attend, if their demand for payment is made to the officer or person serving the subpoena at the time of service.
(7) The presiding officer, upon motion made at or before the time specified in the subpoena for compliance therewith, may:
(a) Quash or modify the subpoena if it is unreasonable or oppressive; or
(b) Condition denial of the motion upon the advancement by the person in whose behalf the subpoena is issued of the reasonable cost of producing the books, papers, documents, or tangible things.
(8) Subpoenas shall be enforced as provided in RCW 34.05.588(1).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 2.40.010, 5.56.010 and 34.05.446. WSR 00-14-048, § 391-08-310, filed 6/30/00, effective 8/1/00; WSR 99-14-060, § 391-08-310, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99; WSR 98-14-112, § 391-08-310, filed 7/1/98, effective 8/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.58.050, 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 28B.52.045(3), 28B.52.060, 41.56.060, 41.56.122(1), 41.56.170, 41.59.080, 41.59.100 and 41.59.150. WSR 90-06-070, § 391-08-310, filed 3/7/90, effective 4/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.022, 41.58.050, 41.56.090, 41.59.110 and 28B.52.080. WSR 83-24-031 (Order 83-01), § 391-08-310, filed 12/1/83, effective 1/1/84; Order 77-1, § 391-08-310, filed 1/27/77.]
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