25-1733. Appeals from decisions of director. The director shall keep a complete transcript of all proceedings and evidence presented in any hearing before him. The applicant for a market charter, or any protestant formally appearing in the hearing before the director for such market charter, or the holder of any market charter suspended or revoked, or any party to a transfer application, may appeal to the district court of the county in which the proposed public livestock market is to be located, or in which the market charter holder has his public livestock market, by giving notice of such appeal in writing to the director within fifteen (15) days after receiving notice by registered mail of the director’s decision, and within said time filing a bond with the clerk of said district court in the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) to be approved by the clerk of said court as legally sufficient, conditioned to pay all costs that may be awarded against such party in the event of an adverse decision, or the decision of the director being affirmed or upheld. Within thirty (30) days after such decision or within such additional time as the district court shall allow upon good cause shown, but not exceeding sixty (60) days after said decision, the appealing party shall file with the clerk of said district court a transcript of the testimony and proof presented to the director including notice of appeal, complaint, pleadings, notices, motions and other papers filed with the director duly certified by him. Cost of preparing such transcript shall be paid by the appealing party. In case of suspension or revocation of a market charter the filing of such notice and bond shall stay the order of the director until the final determination of the appeal. If the appealing party shall fail to perfect his appeal or file said transcript as herein provided, said stay shall automatically terminate. The hearing on appeal shall be had summarily and solely upon the record of the proceedings before the director, in the matter in which the appeal is taken and upon which his decision was rendered, and there shall not be any additional evidence introduced or anything in the nature of a trial de novo. The court shall not substitute its discretion for that of the director but shall determine whether the director acted capriciously, arbitrarily, or abused his discretion and whether he acted according to law. Appeals from judgments of the district court may be taken to the Supreme Court in the same manner as appeals are taken in civil actions.
[25-1733, added 1961, ch. 201, sec. 15, p. 310; am. 1974, ch. 18, sec. 158, p. 364.]