§ 10. Investigation and hearing. The Department may, upon its own motion, and shall, upon the complaint in writing
of any person setting forth facts which if proved would constitute grounds under Section
9, investigate the actions of any applicant or any person or persons holding or claiming
to hold a license. At least 10 days prior to the date set for hearing the Department shall, before
refusing to issue or renew and before revoking a license, notify in writing the applicant
for or holder of a license, hereinafter called the respondent, that on the date designated
a hearing will be held to determine whether the respondent is privileged to hold such
The Director shall, after a hearing, issue an order either issuing, renewing, refusing
to issue or renew, reinstating, or revoking the license. Such written notice may be served personally on the respondent, or by registered
or certified mail sent to the respondent's business address as shown in his latest
notification to the Department.
The Department, over the signature of the Director, may subpoena any person or persons
in this State and take testimony orally, by deposition or by exhibit, in the same
manner and with the same fees and mileage as prescribed in judicial proceedings in
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