Subpoenas; witness fees; depositions; affidavits.
Before a hearing before the Commission, and during a hearing upon reasonable cause shown, the Commission shall issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum at the request of a party. All witnesses appearing pursuant to subpoena, other than parties, officers or employees of the State of Nevada or any political subdivision thereof, are entitled to fees and mileage in the same amounts and under the same circumstances as provided by law for witnesses in civil actions in the district courts. Witnesses entitled to fees or mileage who attend hearings at points so far removed from their residences as to prohibit return thereto from day to day are entitled, in addition to witness fees and in lieu of mileage, to the per diem compensation for subsistence and transportation authorized for state officers and employees for each day of actual attendance and for each day necessarily occupied in traveling to and from the hearings. Fees, subsistence and transportation expenses must be paid by the party at whose request the witness is subpoenaed. The Commission may, in its discretion, award as costs the amount of all such expenses to the prevailing party.
The testimony of any material witness residing within or without the State of Nevada may be taken by deposition in the manner provided by the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure.
Affidavits may be received in evidence at any hearing of the Commission in accordance with the following:
The party wishing to use an affidavit shall, not less than 10 days prior to the day set for hearing, serve upon the opposing party or counsel, either personally or by registered or certified mail, a copy of the affidavit which the party proposes to introduce in evidence together with a notice as provided in paragraph (c).
Unless the opposing party, within 7 days after such service, mails or delivers to the proponent a request to cross-examine affiant the right to cross-examine the affiant is waived and the affidavit, if introduced in evidence, must be given the same effect as if the affiant had testified orally. If an opportunity to cross-examine an affiant is not afforded after request therefor is made in accordance herewith, the affidavit may be introduced in evidence, but must be given only the same effect as other hearsay evidence.
The notice referred to in paragraph (a) must be substantially in the following form:[Text not available]The accompanying affidavit of (here insert name of affiant) will be introduced as evidence at the hearing set for the .......... day of the month of . of the year . (Here insert name of affiant) will not be called to testify orally and you will not be entitled to question (here insert name of affiant) unless you notify the undersigned that you wish to cross-examine (here insert name of affiant). To be effective your request must be mailed or delivered to the undersigned on or before 7 days from the date this notice and the enclosed affidavit are served upon you........................................................(Party or Counsel).......................................................(Address)[Text not available]