69-ss. Revocation, suspension, reprimands, fines; unlicensed activities. 1. The secretary of state shall, before imposing any fine or reprimand on a person thereof, or before issuing any order directing the cessation of unlicensed activities, and at least ten days prior to the date set for the hearing, notify in writing such person, or the person alleged to have engaged in unlicensed activities, of any charges made and shall afford such person an opportunity to be heard in person or by counsel in reference thereto. Such written notice may be served by delivery of same personally to the person charged, or by mailing same by certified mail to the last known business or other address provided by such person to the secretary of state, or by any method authorized by the civil practice law and rules for the service of a summons. The hearing on such charges shall be at such time and place as the department shall prescribe.
2. The department, acting by such officer or person in the department as the secretary of state may designate, shall have the power to subpoena and bring before the officer or person so designated any person in this state, and administer an oath to and take testimony of any person or cause his deposition to be taken. A subpoena issued under this section shall be regulated by the civil practice law and rules.
Last modified: February 3, 2019