N.J. Admin. Code § 3:15-12.4 - Request for a hearing

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) An alleged violator shall have 20 calendar days from service of the notice of intent to impose an administrative penalty within which to deliver a written request for a hearing to: Chief of Investigations, Enforcement Bureau, New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, PO Box 040, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0040.
(b) A request for a hearing shall include:
1. The name, address and daytime telephone number of the alleged violator;
2. A copy of the notice;
3. A statement requesting a hearing;
4. A specific admission, denial or explanation of each fact alleged in the notice, or a statement that the person is without knowledge thereof; and
5. A concise statement of the facts or principles of law asserted to constitute any factual or legal defense.
(c) If a hearing request fails to include a specific admission, denial or explanation of each fact alleged, or a statement that the person is without knowledge thereof, the facts alleged in the notice shall be deemed to have been admitted.
(d) If a hearing request lacks any of the elements in (b) above, the Department shall, by certified mail and regular mail, or by personal delivery, advise the person of the deficiencies and provide an additional 10 calendar days from the issuance of the deficiency letter to correct them. If no reply correcting the deficiencies is received by the Department within 10 calendar days, the Department may issue a final order without granting a hearing.
(e) Upon receipt of a properly completed request for a hearing, the Chief of Enforcement or such other Department personnel as may be designated by the Commissioner, shall examine the request and may conduct or direct such further proceedings as may be appropriate, including, but not limited to, an interview with the alleged violator.
(f) Not later than 60 days after the receipt of a properly completed request for a hearing, the Chief of Enforcement, or such other Department personnel as may be designated by the Commissioner, shall advise the alleged violator of the manner of disposition, which may be as follows:
1. Terminated with or without prejudice;
2. Resolved by consent order, which may provide for a lesser or different administrative penalty; or
3. A finding that the matter constitutes a contested case, pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, 52:14B-1 et seq. In such a case, the Department shall transmit the matter to the Office of Administrative Law for a hearing consistent with the Uniform Administrative Practice Rules, N.J.A.C. 1:1.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 3:15-12.4
Amended by R.1999 d.191, effective 6/21/1999 (operative July 21, 1999).
See: 30 New Jersey Register 1658(a), 31 New Jersey Register 1609(a).

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