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Administrative Adjudication   

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(a) The agency shall consult the office, and subject to the availability of its staff, shall determine the time and place of hearing. The hearing shall be held in Oakland if the transaction occurred or the respondent resides within the First or Sixth Appellate District, in the County of Los Angeles if the transaction occurred or the respondent resides within the Second or Fourth Appellate District other than the County of Imperial or San Diego, in the County of Sacramento if the transaction occurred or the respondent resides within the Third or Fifth Appellate District, and in the County of San Diego if the transaction occurred or the respondent resides within the Fourth Appellate District in the County of Imperial or San Diego.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a):

(1) If the transaction occurred in a district other than that of respondent's residence, the agency may select the county appropriate for either district.

(2) The agency may select a different place nearer the place where the transaction occurred or the respondent resides.

(3) The parties by agreement may select any place within the state.

(c) The respondent may move for, and the administrative law judge has discretion to grant or deny, a change in the place of the hearing. A motion for a change in the place of the hearing shall be made within 10 days after service of the notice of hearing on the respondent.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 938, Sec. 33. Effective July 1, 1997.)