SEC. 63-15-7. Administration of chapter; judicial review of orders and acts of department.
(1) The department shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter and may make rules and regulations necessary for its administration, and shall provide for hearings upon request of persons aggrieved by orders or acts of the department under the provisions of this chapter.
(2) Any order or act of the department, under the provisions of this chapter, may be subject to review within ten days after notice thereof, by appeal to the county court at the instance of any party in interest and in the county wherein the person aggrieved by such order or act resides, or if there be no county court therein, then such jurisdiction shall be in the circuit court of said county, and such court is hereby vested with jurisdiction. The court shall determine whether the filing of the appeal shall operate as a stay of any such order or decision of the department. The court may, in disposing of the issue before it, modify, affirm, or reverse the order or decision of the department in whole or in part.
(3) Trial in the court shall be de novo, with the burden of proof upon the department. The same shall be tried without regard to any prior holding of fact or law by the department, and judgment entered only upon the evidence offered at the trial by the court. A trial by jury may be had under the rules of the court.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 8285-02; Laws, 1952, ch. 359, Sec. 2, eff from and after January 1, 1953.