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Article - Agriculture


    (a)    Before any license is suspended or revoked, the Board shall give the licensee at least ten days written notice of the time and place of the hearing. Notice shall be given by certified mail, return receipt requested, bearing a postmark from the United States Postal Service, addressed to the post-office address shown on the annual registration or in other information the Board possesses.

    (b)    A copy of the charges shall be furnished the licensee and he shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard personally and to be represented by counsel before the Board. The licensee shall have the opportunity to confront witnesses against him.

    (c)    Every witness at the hearing shall testify under oath. The chairman or any member may administer the oath. The Board may compel the attendance of witnesses by subpoena.

    (d)    The Board shall report its action in writing, stating the reasons for the action. A copy shall be delivered or mailed to the person against whom the complaint is made.

    (e)    The licensee may appeal to the circuit court of the county where the licensee has an office. The court shall hear and determine all matters connected with the action of the Board from which appeal is taken in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.

    (f)    The licensee and the Board may appeal from the decision of the circuit court to the Court of Special Appeals, subject to the time and manner provided for the taking of an appeal to this Court.

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