(505 ILCS 90/22.03)
(from Ch. 5, par. 82c)
The Department is authorized to
hold administrative hearings to determine violations of the Act and
compliance with provisions of this Act. All administrative decisions are
subject to and hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of
this Act and the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
At the time and place fixed in the hearing notice, the Department shall
proceed to hear the matter and any charges made and both the respondent and
any complainant shall be accorded ample opportunity to present in person or
by counsel such statements, testimony, evidence and argument as may be
pertinent to the matter or charges or to any defense thereto. The
Department may continue such hearing from time to time.
The Department, over the signature of the Director, is authorized to
issue subpoenas and to bring before the Department any person or persons in
this State and to take testimony either orally or by deposition or by
exhibit with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed
by law in judicial proceedings and civil cases in the circuit courts of
this State. The Director is authorized to issue subpoenas duces tecum on
any or all records relating to a nursery or nursery dealer's business. The
director may administer oaths to
witnesses at any hearing which the Department is authorized by law to conduct.
(Source: P.A. 85-324.)