2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:13-46 - Violations; Complaints; Hearings
4:13-46. Violations; complaints; hearings
For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this act the secretary is authorized to receive complaints from producers against any processor, or any other person, with respect to violations of the unfair practices specified in section 3. Upon being satisfied as to the bona fides of the complaint the secretary may conduct a hearing on the complaint and shall furnish such persons with a copy of the complaint and a notice of the time and place of hearing, which notice shall be served either personally or by registered mail directly to his place of business or last known residence address, with postage prepaid, at least 10 days prior to the time fixed for hearing.
In the hearing of any complaint the secretary or assistant whom he may designate may sign and issue subpoenas, administer oaths, examine witnesses, take depositions, receive evidence and require by subpoenas the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of such accounts, records and memoranda, as may be material in the determination of the matter alleged in the complaint.
The secretary shall render a decision either dismissing the complaint or specifying the facts which he deems established at the hearing.
L.1962, c. 131, s. 4, eff. July 27, 1962. Amended by L.1971, c. 324, s. 15, eff. Oct. 28, 1971.
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