(b) In every case in which a license is suspended or revoked or an application for a license or renewal of a license is denied, the Secretary shall serve notice of his or her action, including a statement of the reasons for his or her actions, either personally or by certified mail, return receipt requested. Service by mail shall be deemed completed if the notice is deposited in the U.S. Mail.
(c) In the case of a denial of an application or renewal of a license, the applicant or
debt settlement provider may request, in writing, a hearing within 30 days after the date of service. In the case of a denial of a renewal of a license, the license shall be deemed to continue in force until 30 days after the service of the notice of denial, or if a hearing is requested during that period, until a final administrative order is entered.
(d) An order of revocation or suspension of a license shall take effect upon service of the
order unless the debt settlement provider requests, in writing, a hearing within 10 days after the date of service. In the event a hearing is requested, the order shall be stayed until a final administrative order is entered.
(e) If the debt settlement provider requests a hearing, then the Secretary shall schedule the hearing within 30
days after the request for a hearing unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.
(f) The hearing shall be held at the time and place designated by the Secretary. The
Secretary and any administrative law judge designated by the Secretary have the power to administer oaths and affirmations, subpoena witnesses and compel their attendance, take evidence, and require the production of books, papers, correspondence, and other records or information that the Secretary considers relevant or material to the injury.
(g) The costs for the administrative hearing shall be set by rule.
(Source: P.A. 96-1420, eff. 8-3-10.)