CHAPTER 560
BOARD OF MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION

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Sec. 31-98. Oral or written decision. Reduction of oral decision to writing. Compensation of members.

      Sec. 31-98. Oral or written decision. Reduction of oral decision to writing. Compensation of members. (a) The panel, or its single member if sitting in accordance with section 31-93, may, in its discretion and with the consent of the parties, issue an oral decision immediately upon conclusion of the proceedings. If the decision is to be in writing, it shall be signed, within fifteen days, by a majority of the members of the panel or by the single member so sitting, and the decision shall state such details as will clearly show the nature of the decision and the points disposed of by the panel. Where the decision is in writing, one copy thereof shall be filed by the panel in the office of the town clerk in the town where the controversy arose and one copy shall be given to each of the parties to the controversy. The panel or single member which has rendered an oral decision immediately upon conclusion of the proceedings shall submit a written copy of the decision to each party within fifteen days from the issuance of such oral decision. In all cases where a decision is rendered orally from the bench, the secretary shall cause such oral decision to be transcribed, approved by the panel or single member as applicable and filed with the records of the board proceedings.

      (b) Upon the conclusion of the proceedings, each member of the panel shall receive one hundred seventy-five dollars, and on and after July 1, 2006, two hundred twenty-five dollars and a panel member who prepares a written decision shall receive an additional one hundred twenty-five dollars, and on and after July 1, 2006, one hundred seventy-five dollars, or the single member, if sitting in accordance with section 31-93, shall receive two hundred seventy-five dollars, and on and after July 1, 2006, three hundred twenty-five dollars, provided if the proceedings extend beyond one day, each member shall receive one hundred dollars, and on and after July 1, 2006, one hundred fifty dollars for each additional day beyond the first day, and provided further no proceeding may be extended beyond two days without the prior approval of the Labor Commissioner for each such additional day.

      (c) Upon the conclusion of an executive panel session, each member of such panel shall receive one hundred dollars, and on and after July 1, 2006, one hundred fifty dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 7385; 1949, S. 3029d; P.A. 73-176; P.A. 82-91, S. 33, 38; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-16, S. 1; P.A. 87-349, S. 1, 2; P.A. 88-275, S. 2, 3; P.A. 99-270, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3, S. 20.)

      History: P.A. 73-176 amended provisions to allow issuance of oral decisions; P.A. 82-91 added provision that, upon conclusion of proceedings, each panel member receives $100 and a member who prepares a written decision receives an additional $50, or the single member, if sitting in accordance with Sec. 31-83, receives $150; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-16 provided that, for proceedings which extend beyond two days, the members shall be paid fifty dollars per day, and the labor commissioner must give prior approval to any such extension; P.A. 87-349 increased compensation for panel members to one hundred fifty dollars per member, an extra one hundred dollars for the member who prepares the written decision, and two hundred dollars for a single member sitting in accordance with Sec. 31-93; P.A. 88-275 increased compensation for single member sitting in accordance with Sec. 31-93 from two hundred to two hundred fifty dollars; P.A. 99-270 divided section into Subsecs., amended Subsec. (b) to increase arbitrator fee from fifty dollars for each day after the second day of proceedings to seventy-five dollars for each day after the first day of proceedings and amended Subsec. (c) to establish a seventy-five-dollar arbitrator fee upon the conclusion of an executive panel session; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-3 amended Subsec. (b) to increase compensation to panel members from one hundred fifty to one hundred seventy-five dollars and, on and after July 1, 2006, to two hundred twenty-five dollars, to increase compensation to member who writes decision from one hundred to one hundred twenty-five dollars and, on and after July 1, 2006, to one hundred seventy-five dollars, to increase compensation to single panel member from two hundred fifty to two hundred seventy-five dollars and, on and after July 1, 2006 to three hundred twenty-five dollars, and to increase compensation to all panel members for each additional day from seventy-five to one hundred dollars and, on and after July 1, 2006, to one hundred fifty dollars per day and amended Subsec. (c) to increase compensation to panel members upon conclusion of executive panel from seventy-five to one hundred dollars and, on and after July 1, 2006, to one hundred fifty dollars, effective January 1, 2006.

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