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28-5237. Noncompliance; hearing; suspension of registration or license; civil penalty
A. The director may conduct a hearing if a law enforcement agency authorized to enforce this chapter alleges that probable cause exists that a manufacturer, shipper, motor carrier or driver refuses to comply with section 28-5231 or has failed to comply with this chapter or a rule adopted pursuant to this chapter.
B. If after reviewing the allegations the director determines that probable cause exists to believe that the manufacturer, shipper, motor carrier or driver is responsible, the director shall issue an order to show cause why the director should not impose any of the following:
1. A suspension of the registrations of any motor vehicles owned or leased by the manufacturer, shipper or motor carrier.
2. A suspension of the driver license or nonresident operating privilege of a driver.
3. A civil penalty on the manufacturer, shipper, motor carrier or driver.
C. The manufacturer, shipper, motor carrier or driver shall respond to the order at a hearing held not more than sixty days after service of written notice. The director shall send the notice by certified mail to the address provided to the department in the agency's report alleging the noncompliance.
D. A finding of responsibility requires that all of the following conditions exist, and the hearing is limited to the following:
1. The respondent refuses to comply with the requirements of section 28-5231 or failed to comply with any other provision of this chapter or a rule adopted pursuant to this chapter.
2. The respondent ordered to appear at the hearing is responsible for the noncompliance and is responsible under this chapter or a rule adopted pursuant to this chapter to effect compliance or to remedy the noncompliance.
3. The law enforcement agency submitting the report served written notice on the respondent that noncompliance exists.
4. A reasonable period of time of at least ten but not more than thirty days has been provided to attain compliance.
5. The department of public safety or the department of transportation performed a follow-up inspection or audit.
6. The inspection or audit shows that compliance was not subsequently attained.
E. After consideration of the evidence presented at the hearing and within five days after the hearing, the director shall serve notice of the director's finding and order. If the director enters a finding of responsibility, the director shall both:
1. Impose a civil penalty as prescribed in section 28-5238.
2. Suspend the registrations of any motor vehicles owned or leased by the manufacturer, shipper or motor carrier or suspend the driver license or nonresident operating privilege of a driver.
F. If the manufacturer, motor carrier, shipper or driver fails to appear for a hearing, in addition to any other remedies provided by law, the director shall suspend the registrations of any motor vehicles owned and leased by the manufacturer, shipper or motor carrier or the driver license or the nonresident operating privilege of the driver. The director shall not remove the suspension until the manufacturer, motor carrier, shipper or driver appears for the hearing and all fees required to reinstate vehicle registration or driving privileges prescribed by statute are paid.