4731-13-26 Broadcasting and photographing administrative hearings.

If the hearing examiner determines that broadcasting, televising, recording or taking of photographs in the hearing room would not distract participants, impair the dignity of the proceedings or otherwise materially interfere with the achievement of a fair administrative hearing, the broadcasting, televising, recording or taking of photographs during hearing proceedings open to the public may be permitted under the following conditions and upon request:

(A) Requests for permission for the broadcasting, televising, recording or taking of photographs in the hearing room shall be made in writing to the hearing examiner prior to the commencement of the hearing, and shall be made a part of the record of the proceedings;

(B) Permission is expressly granted prior to commencement of the hearing in writing by the hearing examiner and is made a part of the record of the proceedings;

(C) If the permission is granted, the hearing examiner shall specify the place or places in the hearing room where operators and equipment are to be positioned;

(D) The filming, videotaping, recording or taking of photographs of witnesses who object thereto shall not be permitted.

Eff 6-30-89; 2-28-04
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 4731.05
Rule amplifies: RC 119.09
RC 119.032 review dates: 11/17/03, 3/25/07