(5 ILCS 100/10-45)
(from Ch. 127, par. 1010-45)
Proposal for decision.
Except where otherwise expressly
provided by law, when in a contested case a majority of the officials of
the agency who are to render the final decision has not heard the case or
read the record, the decision, if adverse to a party to the proceeding
other than the agency, shall not be made until a proposal for decision is
served upon the parties and an opportunity is afforded to each party
adversely affected to file exceptions and to present a brief and, if the
agency so permits, oral argument to the agency officials who are to render
the decision. The proposal for decision shall contain a statement of the
reasons therefor and of each issue of fact or law necessary to the proposed
decision and shall be prepared by the persons who conducted the hearing or
one who has read the record.
(Source: P.A. 87-823.)