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Wisconsin Statutes Insurance (Ch. 600 to 655) § 601.62. Hearings

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(1) Hearing required. Whenever chs. 600 to 655 expressly so provide, the commissioner shall hold a hearing before issuing an order.

(2) Special insurance hearings. Chapter 227 shall apply to all hearings under chs. 600 to 655, except those for which special procedures are prescribed.

(3) Adjudicatory hearings. In addition to the requirements of ch. 227, the following provisions apply:

(a) Subsequent hearings. Whenever an order is issued without a hearing, any person aggrieved by the order may demand a hearing within 30 days after the date on which the notice of the order was mailed. Failure to demand a hearing within the period prescribed therefor is waiver of a hearing. The demand shall be in writing and shall be served on the commissioner by delivering a copy to the commissioner or by leaving it at the commissioner's office. The commissioner shall thereupon hold a hearing not less than 10 nor more than 60 days after service of the demand.

(c) Reduction and extension of periods. Upon request of the person demanding the hearing or of any other aggrieved person, the commissioner may reduce or extend the period prescribed by par. (a) for holding a hearing.

(4) Fees in investigations and hearings. The fees for stenographic services in investigations, examinations, and hearings may not exceed the sum provided for like services in the circuit court. The fees of officers, witnesses, interpreters, and stenographers on behalf of the commissioner or the state shall be paid by the secretary of administration, authorized by the certificate of the commissioner, and shall be charged to the appropriation under s. 20.145(1)(g)1.

(5) Immunity from prosecution. (a) No natural person is excused from attending and testifying or from producing any document or record before the commissioner, or from obedience to the subpoena of the commissioner, or from appearing in any proceeding instituted by the commissioner, on the ground that the testimony or evidence required from the person may tend to incriminate the person or subject the person to a penalty or forfeiture;  but no such person may be criminally prosecuted for or on account of his or her testimony or evidence, after claiming privilege against self-incrimination, except that the person testifying is not exempt from prosecution and punishment for perjury, false swearing or contempt committed in testifying.

(b) The immunity provided under par. (a) is subject to the restrictions under s. 972.085.

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