§ 13.2. The Department may, upon its own motion, and shall, upon the verified written complaint
of any person setting forth facts which if proved would constitute grounds for refusal,
suspension or revocation of a license or permit, investigate the actions of any applicant
or any person or persons holding or claiming to hold a license or permit. Before refusing to issue or renew, and before suspending or revoking a license or
permit, the Department shall in writing notify the applicant for or holder of a license
or permit, hereinafter called the respondent, that a hearing will be held to determine
whether the respondent is qualified to hold such license or permit, and shall afford
the respondent an opportunity to be heard in person or by counsel. Such written notice shall be delivered to the respondent at least 10 days prior
to the hearing by personal service on the respondent or by registered or certified
mail sent to the respondent's business address as shown in his latest correspondence
with the Department. At the hearing, both the respondent and the complainant shall be afforded ample
opportunity to present in person or by counsel such statements, testimony, evidence
and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or to any defense thereto. The Department may continue such hearing from time to time. If the Department shall not be sitting at the time and place fixed in the notice
or to which the hearing has been continued, the Director may continue such hearing
for a period not to exceed 30 days.
The Department, by the signature of the Director, may subpoena any person in this
State, and receive evidence in the same manner and with the same fees as prescribed
for judicial proceedings in civil cases.
Any authorized agent of the Department may administer oaths to witnesses at any hearing
which the Department is authorized to conduct.
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