17.70 VIOLATION PROCEDURE.
Subdivision 1. Commissioner's duties.
For the purpose of sections
the commissioner may receive complaints with respect to violations or threatened violations.
The commissioner may make all necessary investigations, examinations or inspections of any
violation or threatened violation specified in the sworn complaint filed with the commissioner.
If, upon such investigation, the commissioner considers that there is reasonable cause to believe
that the person charged has committed a practice in violation of sections
commissioner shall issue and cause to be served a complaint upon the person. The complaint shall
summon the person to a hearing before the commissioner at the time and place fixed.
Subd. 2. Findings of fact; order.
If the commissioner determines that the person complained
of has committed a practice in violation of sections
, the commissioner shall
state findings of fact and shall issue and cause to be served on the person an order to cease the
violation and shall order further affirmative action as will effectuate the policies of sections
Subd. 3. Dismissal.
If the commissioner is of the opinion that the person complained of has
not committed a practice in violation of sections
, the commissioner shall make
findings of fact and issue an order dismissing the complaint.
Subd. 4. Modification or set aside.
Until the record in a case has been filed in a court the
commissioner may, at any time upon reasonable notice and in such manner as the commissioner
deems proper, modify or set aside, in whole or in part, any finding or order made or issued, with
jurisdiction for such a change specified in additional findings of fact.
Subd. 5. Enforcement.
The commissioner may request the attorney general of the state of
Minnesota to seek the appropriate temporary relief or restraining order of injunction in district
court to insure the enforcement of the commissioner's findings.
History: 1973 c 736 s 10; 1986 c 444; 1998 c 373 s 14-16; 2001 c 161 s 57