§ 46-23-20 Administrative hearings.
All contested cases, all contested enforcement proceedings, and all contested
administrative fines shall be heard by the administrative hearing officers, or
by subcommittees as provided in § 46-23-20.1, pursuant to the regulations
promulgated by the council; provided, however, that no proceeding and hearing
prior to the appointment of the hearing officers shall be subject to the
provisions of this section. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the commissioner of
coastal resources management shall be authorized, in his or her discretion, to
resolve contested licensing and enforcement proceedings through informal
disposition pursuant to regulations promulgated by the council.
(P.L. 1985, ch. 212, § 2; P.L. 1990, ch. 461, § 10.)