(430 ILCS 75/16)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3217)
Appeals; appointment of hearing officer.
aggrieved by an order or act of the
State Fire Marshal, or the Chief Inspector, under this Act
may, within 15 days after notice thereof, appeal from
the order or
act to the Board which shall, within 30 days thereafter, hold a
hearing after having given at least 10 days written notice to all
interested parties. The Board shall, within 30 days after
hearing, issue an appropriate order either approving or disapproving
the order or act. A copy of the order by the
Board shall be given to
all interested parties.
The Board has the authority to
appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois
to serve as the hearing officer in any action. The hearing officer has
full authority to conduct the hearing. The Board has the right to have at
least one member present at any hearing conducted by the hearing officer.
The hearing officer shall report his findings of fact, conclusions of law,
and recommendations to the Board. The Board shall have 60 days from
receipt of the report to review the report of the hearing officer and issue
an order based on the report of the hearing officer.
All final administrative decisions of the Board hereunder shall be
subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the
Administrative Review Law. The
term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code
of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 87-1169.)