(b) Upon appeal of a decision under this section or upon petition by the chief, pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a), section five of this article, the panel shall hold an informal conference affirming, modifying or vacating an order of the director, or issuing an order in the name of the director. The panel shall forthwith notify the parties of its decision and as soon as practicable send written notice of its decision to the parties. The decision of the panel is final.
(c) A party aggrieved by a decision of a panel may appeal to
the circuit court of the county wherein the cause for the order
arose. The appeal must be filed with the circuit court within
twenty days of the date of decision of the panel and shall be heard
de novo by the court. The court may reverse, vacate or modify the
decision of the panel. The decision of the circuit court is final
unless reversed, vacated or modified on appeal to the Supreme Court
of Appeals in the manner provided by law.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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