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1-26-17Contents of notice in contested cases.

The notice shall include:

(1)    A statement of the time, place, and nature of the hearing;

(2)    A statement of the legal authority and jurisdiction under which the hearing is to be held;

(3)    A reference to the particular sections of the statutes and rules involved;

(4)    A short and plain statement of the matters asserted. If the agency or other party is unable to state the matters in detail at the time the notice is served, the initial notice may be limited to a statement of the issues involved. Thereafter upon application a more definite and detailed statement shall be furnished;

(5)    A statement of any action authorized by law, which may affect the parties, as a result of any decision made at the hearing, whether it be the revocation of a license, the assessment of a fine or other effect;

(6)    A statement that the hearing is an adversary proceeding and that a party has the right at the hearing, to be present, to be represented by a lawyer, and that these and other due process rights will be forfeited if they are not exercised at the hearing;

(7)    Except in contested cases before the Public Utilities Commission, a statement that if the amount in controversy exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars or if a property right may be terminated, any party to the contested case may require the agency to use the Office of Hearing Examiners by giving notice of the request to the agency no later than ten days after service of a notice of hearing issued pursuant to § 1-26-17;

(8)    A statement that the decision based on the hearing may be appealed to the circuit court and the State Supreme Court as provided by law.

Source: SL 1966, ch 159, § 9 (2); SL 1978, ch 14, § 1; SL 2003, ch 18, § 3; SL 2007, ch 7, § 1.

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