When the matter of any proposed industrial revenue bond issue has been appealed by the issuer to the commission or referred to the commission by the director with the request that the commission issue a permanent stop order, the director shall convene the commission. The commission shall conduct a hearing on the matter within 14 days after receipt by the director of the notice of appeal or service upon the issuer of the referral. At the request of the issuer, the date of the hearing may be postponed. Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the hearing shall be served upon the issuer at least three days before the date of the hearing. The issuer and other interested parties shall have the right to appear and be heard in person or by counsel. The commission shall render a decision within three days after the hearing. Pending the determination by the commission of any appeal or referral, the stop order previously issued by the director shall remain in effect until the commission renders a decision, or three days after the hearing, whichever is earlier. If, upon a hearing of the matter, the commission concludes that the proposed issue of industrial revenue bonds is improvident, the stop order previously issued by the director shall be made permanent and neither the proposed industrial revenue bonds nor any industrial revenue bonds in lieu of the bonds shall be issued until approved by judicial validation in proceedings instituted by the proposed issuer after the issuance of the stop order. If the commission concludes that the issue is not improvident, the commission shall lift the stop order and the issuer may proceed to issue the proposed industrial revenue bonds.
Last modified: May 3, 2021