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Connecticut General Statutes Title 42. Business, Selling, Trading and Collection Practices § 42-233. Petition for exemption.  Commissioner's responsibilities.  Appeal.  Regulations

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(a)?(1)?Any person aggrieved by any order issued under section 42-231 may file a petition with the Commissioner of Consumer Protection requesting an exemption. ?The petition shall be in such form as the commissioner may prescribe. ?The person filing the petition shall be subject to the penalty for making a false statement under section 53a-157b.

(2)?The commissioner may grant an exemption to any person who due to certain circumstances is unable to comply with such order without suffering inordinate hardship beyond that hardship suffered by persons generally.

(b)?The commissioner may investigate any such petition and consider in his decision any relevant factual finding resulting from such investigation. ?The commissioner may accept submissions from third parties relevant to such petition, provided the petitioner is afforded the opportunity to respond to such third party submissions. ?The commissioner may also consider any other sources of relevant information in deciding the petition before him. ?The commissioner may hold an informal hearing, if, in his opinion, such hearing is advisable.

(c)?If the commissioner determines that there is insufficient information upon which to base a decision and if upon request the required additional information is not furnished, the petition may be dismissed without prejudice. ?The commissioner shall grant, deny or dismiss without prejudice such petition not more than thirty days after receipt of such petition. ?The commissioner may make his decision granting an exemption conditional upon the petitioner's taking actions specified in such decision. ?Upon the granting, denying or dismissal of such petition, the commissioner shall notify the petitioner, in writing, of the reasons for his decision.

(d)?The commissioner may reconsider and alter any decision under this section as he deems necessary. ?The commissioner may suspend or revoke any exemption for any reason including but not limited to: ?(1) Changed circumstances where the grounds for granting an exemption to the petitioner have ceased to exist, (2) failure on the part of the petitioner to comply with conditions specified in the commissioner's decision granting the exemption, or (3) where the exemption was issued by mistake or on the basis of misrepresentation or false pretenses on the part of the petitioner.

(e)?The provisions of sections 4-176e to 4-181a, inclusive, shall not apply to any proceeding held pursuant to subsections (a) to (d), inclusive, of this section. ?Any person aggrieved by the decision of the commissioner may appeal such decision in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-183 and 4-184.

(f)?The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, ���1 establishing administrative procedures to implement the provisions of this section with respect to petitions for exemption.

1 ?C.G.S.A. ??4-166 et seq.

Cite this article: - Connecticut General Statutes Title 42. Business, Selling, Trading and Collection Practices § 42-233. Petition for exemption.  Commissioner's responsibilities.  Appeal.  Regulations - last updated June 28, 2021 |

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