375-3-7-.03 Departmental Hearings
(1) If a hearing is requested on any action taken by the Safety Responsibility Unit which is subject to review under the Administrative Procedure Act, the hearing shall be held in accordance with the Rule 375-3-3-.04.
(2) If a hearing is requested on any action taken by the Safety Responsibility Unit which is not subject to review under the Administrative Procedure Act, the hearing shall be held in accordance with the Rule 375-3-3-.04.
(3) Request for Hearing: Unless the statutory section upon which the Safety Responsibility Unit bases its action provides for initiating hearings any person who is legally entitled to contest a ruling or order of the Safety Responsibility Unit may do so by filing with the Unit a written request for a hearing within ten (10) days of the issued date of an order of suspension or revocation. No hearing shall be held thereafter except where events uncontrollable by the aggrieved person are shown by him to have prevented a timely request. In the event it becomes necessary to reschedule a hearing because the aggrieved person fails to appear at the original hearing, such rescheduled hearing shall not operate as a stay of any suspension or revocation order pending the outcome of such rescheduled hearing.
(4) The Safety Responsibility Unit shall hold all requested hearings within thirty (30) days of the receipt of such request, except when circumstances arise in which a timely hearing cannot be held, then in those cases a hearing shall be granted as soon as practical.
Authority: O.C.G.A. §40-9-1, et seq.
Filed Date: 4/18/2006
Effective Date: 5/8/2006