19-7-8 Evidence. In any proceeding be-
fore the hearing commissioners or a presiding
member, relevant and material evidence shall be
admissible, but there shall be excluded such evi-
dence as is unduly repetitious or cumulative, or
such evidence as is not of any probative value. The
presiding member shall rule on the admissibility
of all evidence, and shall otherwise control the
reception of evidence so as to confine it to the
issues in the proceeding. The production of fur-
ther evidence upon any issue may be ordered. Di-
rect testimony of any witness may be offered as
an exhibit, or as prepared written testimony to be
copied into the transcript. Cross-examination of
the witness presenting such written testimony or
exhibit shall proceed at the hearing at which such
testimony or exhibit is authenticated. Whenever
in the circumstances of a particular case it is
deemed necessary or desirable, the hearing com-
missioners or the presiding member may direct
that testimony to be given upon direct examina-
tion shall be reduced to exhibit form or to the
form of prepared written testimony. (Authorized
by K.S.A. 1976 Supp. 25-4119a, 46-253; effective,
E-76-52, Oct. 24, 1975; effective, E-77-20, May
1, 1976; effective Feb. 15, 1977.)