Code of the District of Columbia

§ 26–1119. Hearing procedures.

(a) A person to whom an order is issued pursuant to § 26-1117 or § 26-1118 shall be given reasonable notice and the opportunity for a hearing as provided in this section. Upon the issuance of any order, the Commissioner shall notify the respondent, applicant, licensee, or person required to be licensed that the order has been entered and the reasons for the order. The order shall include a statement that the respondent, applicant, licensee, or person required to be licensed may submit a written request for a hearing within 20 days of receipt of the order.

(b) The order under subsection (a) of this section shall be served by hand or by certified mail, return receipt requested at the last known address of the person required to be licensed or the last known address maintained in the Department of Insurance and Securities and Banking records for the applicant or licensee.

(c) If the person to whom an order has been issued fails to request a hearing within 20 days of receipt or delivery of the order, the person shall be deemed in default and the order shall, on the 21st day, become permanent and remain in full force and effect until and unless later modified or vacated by the Commissioner.


(Sept. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-155, § 20, 43 DCR 4213; May 7, 2002, D.C. Law 14-132, § 601(a)(5), 49 DCR 2551; July 18, 2009, D.C. Law 18-38, § 2(m), 56 DCR 4290.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 26-1019.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 14-132, rewrote subsec. (a); and added subsec. (d). Subsec. (a) had read as follows: “(a) Before the Superintendent takes any action under § 26-1117 or § 26-1118, the Superintendent shall give the licensee an opportunity for a hearing.”

D.C. Law 18-38 rewrote the section.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 601(a)(5) of Home Loan Protection Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-295, March 1, 2002, 49 DCR 2534).