How does a matter get placed on the agenda to be heard by the Director?
One of three ways:
Appeal: Within three (3) days of a ruling by the Board of Stewards, you may appeal that ruling to the Director. The appeal must be in writing, contain the grounds for appeal, and be signed by you or your attorney.
Referral: The Board of Stewards may refer matters ruled on, including license denials, to the Director. The Director has the authority to affirm, reverse or modify the Stewards’ rulings and to conduct hearings as deemed appropriate.
Sua Sponte: The Director, after preliminarily reviewing rulings by the Board of Stewards, may decide to hear a matter heard by the Stewards, even if not appealed or referred. The Director has the authority to affirm, reverse or modify the Stewards’ rulings and to conduct hearings as deemed appropriate.
Hearings are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Arizona Administrative Procedures Act A.R.S. § 41-1061 and the Arizona Administrative Code R19-2-123 and R19-2-322. View the statute and rules.