2010 Tennessee Code
Title 43 - Agriculture And Horticulture
Chapter 11 - Fertilizers and Liming Materials
Part 1 - Commercial Fertilizers
43-11-117 - Revocation of registration Hearing Subpoenas Certiorari and review New registration.
43-11-117. Revocation of registration Hearing Subpoenas Certiorari and review New registration.
(a) The commissioner has the authority to revoke any registration certificate for violation of any of the provisions of this part, or the rules and regulations promulgated under this part. The commissioner can refuse registration privileges when the product does not meet the requirements of this part. Upon information received, the commissioner shall, by written notice, establish a hearing for the registrant. The hearing shall be held within fifteen (15) days from the date of the mailing of the notice. If, after the hearing, the commissioner revokes the registration, then the right of appeal is reserved to the registrant. The commissioner has the power to subpoena any persons or records incident to the hearing and to administer oaths to those giving evidence. In case of contumacy or refusal to obey a subpoena issued to any person, any circuit or chancery court of this state within the county in which the investigation is carried on, or in which the person guilty of contumacy or refusal to obey is found or resides or transacts business, or where that person's principal place of business is located, upon application by the commissioner, shall have jurisdiction to issue to that person an order requiring that person to appear before the commissioner at a specified time and place and then and there produce evidence, if so ordered, or there to give testimony touching the matter under investigation or subject of inquiry, or answer any question, and any failure to obey such order of the court may be punished by the court as a contempt thereof as provided by law. A court reporter shall be in attendance at all registration revocation hearings.
(b) The action of the commissioner may be reviewed by petition for statutory writ of certiorari addressed to the circuit or chancery court where the offense occurs, and the petition shall be filed within ten (10) days from the date of the order of revocation issued by the commissioner. Upon the grant of the writ of certiorari, the commissioner shall certify to the court a complete transcript of the proceedings instituted before the commissioner. This certified transcript shall constitute the whole record, and no additional proof or evidence shall be considered by the court. The decision of the commissioner shall remain final until the matter has been finally resolved by the courts.
(c) If, after revocation of the registrant's registration, the registrant complies with requirements of the law as provided and makes manifest in writing the registrant's intentions to forthwith observe the law, upon payment of the cost of the hearing the commissioner may reissue a new registration upon payment of the required fees. Reapplication may be made on such forms as provided by the commissioner, except in no case will reissuance of registration privileges be allowed where fraudulent or deceptive practices are shown.
[Acts 1969, ch. 102, § 17; T.C.A., § 43-1137.]
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