FARM LABOR CONTRACTOR LICENSING
44-1610. Action against license — Hearing. (1) The contested case provisions of the Idaho administrative procedure act, chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, shall not apply to licensing actions under this chapter.
(2) When it appears, pursuant to section 44-1609, Idaho Code, that sufficient cause exists for the denial of any application for, the revocation or suspension of, or refusal to renew any license required by this chapter, the department shall serve notice, in the manner provided for in subsection (7) of this section, to the applicant or license holder stating the proposed adverse action to be taken, the grounds on which such action is based, and that the department’s proposed action shall become final unless, within ten (10) calendar days of the date of mailing of the notice, the aggrieved party files with the department a written request for a hearing.
(3) A written request for a hearing may be filed by personal delivery, by mail, or by fax to the wage and hour section of the department at the address indicated on the notice. The date of personal delivery shall be noted on the request and shall be deemed the date of filing. If mailed, the hearing request shall be deemed to be filed on the date of mailing as determined by the postmark. A faxed request that is received by the wage and hour section by 5:00 p.m. on a business day shall be deemed filed on that date. A faxed request that is received by the wage and hour section on a weekend, holiday or after 5:00 p.m. on a business day shall be deemed filed on the next business day.
(4) Reasonable notice of the hearing, containing the date, time, place and purpose of the hearing, shall be served on all parties to the hearing in the manner provided for in subsection (7) of this section.
(5) The hearing shall be conducted by an employee of the department designated by the director to be the hearing officer, who shall not be bound by statutory rules of evidence or by technical or formal rules of procedure. A record shall be made of the sworn testimony. Every party to the proceeding shall have the right to counsel at their own expense and a full opportunity to be heard, including such cross-examination as may be appropriate. The hearing officer, as soon after the conclusion of the hearing as possible, on the basis of the record made at the hearing, shall issue a decision and serve it on all parties to the hearing in the manner provided for in subsection (7) of this section.
(6) The decision of the hearing officer shall be a final agency order and shall be effective on the date it is issued, subject only to the judicial review provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
(7) Any notice or decision required by this section shall be deemed served if delivered to the person being served or if mailed to his last known address. Service by mail shall be deemed completed on the date of mailing. The date indicated on the notice or decision as the "date of mailing" shall be presumed to be the date the document was deposited in the United States mail, unless otherwise shown by a preponderance of competent evidence.
[44-1610, added 2002, ch. 328, sec. 1, p. 926.]