Adopted by Action of Law refers to a proposed decision which is deemed or considered adopted. This is considered adopted by action of law, because required or necessary action was not taken by a certain date. A proposed decision is adopted by Action of Law on the first business day after the certification expiration date if a Presiding Judge did not adopt the proposed decision, issue a Director’s alternate decision, or order a further hearing on or before the expiry of the certification date. The support staff document the date a proposed decision was adopted by Action of Law by affixing an Adopted by Action of Law stamp to the cover page. Only proposed decisions are adopted by Action of Law.