§ 31-11-15 Appeal from administrator's order.
Any person aggrieved by any order of the administrator of the division of motor vehicles may appeal that order to the sixth division of the district court by filing, within ten (10) days from the date of the notice to that person of the issuance of the order, a petition in that court stating the grounds upon which the appeal is taken. Upon the filing of the petition and tendering a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) filing fee, the court shall cause thirty (30) days' notice of the pendency of the hearing to be given to the division of motor vehicles by serving the administrator of the division of motor vehicles, in the manner in which subpoenas in equity are served, with a certified copy of the petition. The petition shall follow the course of equity so far as it is applicable. Upon hearing this petition the court may review the evidence taken at a hearing, investigator's reports, or other information upon which the administrator's action was taken, and may in its discretion, affirm, or overrule or modify the order of the administrator of the division of motor vehicles. However, the taking of the appeal shall not operate as a stay of the order of the administrator of the division of motor vehicles from which the appeal is taken, and the order shall remain in full force and effect during the pendency of the appeal. A party aggrieved by a final order of the court may seek appellate review of the order pursuant to the procedures set forth in § 42-35-16.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 16, § 10; G.L. 1956, § 31-11-15; G.L. 1956, § 31-11-15; P.L. 1962, ch. 204, § 1; P.L. 1976, ch. 140, § 14; P.L. 1992, ch. 453, § 11; P.L. 1999, ch. 218, art. 5, § 13.)