Chapter 536 Administrative Procedure and Review
536.068. 1. In any proceeding before the administrative hearing commission, any responsive pleading to the petitioner's complaint or petition shall be filed within the time limits specified for filing an answer under the rules governing civil practice in circuit courts in Missouri, unless the administrative hearing commission grants an extension of time for the filing of a responsive pleading. Such responsive pleadings may include, but shall not be limited to, answers, motions to dismiss, motions for a more definite statement or to make more definite and certain, or any combination of these pleadings.
2. The administrative hearing commission shall upon the request of all parties involved and waiver of the provisions of section 536.090 issue a bench ruling or render a memorandum decision on any case within one week of the conclusion of the hearing or within one week of the request, whichever is later.
(L. 1989 H.B. 143 § 1)