41-1071. Military relief from administrative procedures; process

At any stage, any action or proceeding before any state agency, board, commission or administrative tribunal involving a person on active duty in the military service of the United States or this state as a necessary party, which occurs during such period of service or within sixty days thereafter, may be stayed in the discretion of the state administrative entity before which it is pending, on its own motion. The state administrative entity shall not stay an action or proceeding on its own motion if the service member makes a written objection to the stay. Such action or proceeding shall be stayed on application to the state administrative entity by such person or some person on his behalf, unless in the written decision of the state administrative entity, the ability of the service member to pursue the claim or defense in the action or proceeding is not prejudiced by the military service.