§ 31-36-18. Appeals involving licenses or registrations.
(a) Any distributor, owner, or person aggrieved by any order of the administrator made under the provisions of this chapter or chapter 37 of this title, involving the issuance, suspension, or revocation of a license, permit, or certificate of registration or any other matter (but not including assessments of taxes, interest, and penalties) may appeal the order to the sixth division of the district court by filing within thirty (30) days from the date of the notice to the distributor, owner, or person of the issuance of the order appealed from, a petition in the court stating the grounds upon which the appeal is taken.
(b) Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall cause thirty (30) days' notice of the pendency of it to be given to the administrator by serving the administrator in the manner in which subpoenas in equity are served, with a certified copy of the petition, and the petition shall follow the course of equity so far as the same is applicable. Upon hearing the petition the court may review the evidence taken at a hearing, investigator and examiner'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. The taking of the appeal shall not operate as a stay of the order of the administrator from which the appeal is taken, and the order shall remain in full force and effect during the dependency of the appeal unless otherwise ordered by the court.
(c) A party aggrieved by a final order of the court may seek review of the order in the Supreme Court by writ of certiorari in accordance with the procedures contained in § 42-35-16.
(P.L. 1925, ch. 679, § 11; P.L. 1929, ch. 1405, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 45, § 7; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 70; G.L. 1956, § 31-36-18; P.L. 1967, ch. 181, § 7; P.L. 1976, ch. 140, § 16; P.L. 1982, ch. 388, § 21.)